Cubs vs. Mets Game 2: Live NLCS Score and Highlights

Brian Pedersen@realBJPFeatured ColumnistOctober 18, 2015

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18:  Daniel Murphy
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The New York Mets have taken a 2-0 lead in the National League Championship Series after Sunday's 4-1 win over the visiting Chicago Cubs.

The Mets tagged Chicago ace Jake Arrieta for three runs in the bottom of the first inning, getting An RBI double from David Wright and then a two-run home run from Daniel Murphy. That's Murphy's second homer of this series and fifth of the postseason, tying a club record.

New York added a fourth run in the third on an infield single by Yeonis Cespedes to score Curtis Granderson, and the Cuts got on the board in the sixth on a two-out double by Kris Bryant.

Noah Syndergaard struck out nine through 5.2 innings for the Mets, while Arrieta went five innings and allowed four runs and four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts.

Game 3 is set for Tuesday night in Chicago. 

Scroll down for our real-time updates, analysis, statistics, pictures, tweets and anything else worth noting from Citi Field in New York.

Follow Brian J. Pedersen on Twitter at @realBJP.

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