Daniel Murhpy's bat and that young New York Mets pitching made the difference in game two of the NLCS, a 4-1 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Give the Mets a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series as the scene shifts to Wrigley Field in Chicago next.

Noah Syndergaard outdueled Jake Arrieta by going 5.2 innings with 9 strikeouts and one run. Arrieta gave up four runs.

Murhpy hit his 5th post-season home run, a 2-run shot in the first inning.

Of the 25 times in LCS history when a team has taken a 2-0 series lead, that team has won 22 times.