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Mets take advantage of Cubs' mistakes, take 3-0 series lead at Wrigley

Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the third inning against Kyle Hendricks #28 of the Chicago Cubs during game three of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 20, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David J. Phillip - Pool/Getty Images)

Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the third inning against Kyle Hendricks #28 of the Chicago Cubs during game three of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 20, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David J. Phillip - Pool/Getty Images)

CHICAGO -- Daniel Murphy homered for a record-tying fifth straight game in the postseason, sending Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets over the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Tuesday night for a 3-0 lead in the National League Championship Series.

Yoenis Cespedes and David Wright each had three hits for the Mets. Cespedes scored the go-ahead run on a two-out wild pitch by Trevor Cahill on a strikeout of Michael Conforto in the sixth inning.

Murphy tied the homer streak mark set by Carlos Beltran in 2004.

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DeGrom pitched seven effective innings to improve to 3-0 in his first postseason. Jeurys Familia closed for his fifth save of the playoffs.

The Mets can advance to the World Series for the first time in 15 years with one more victory over Chicago in Game 4 of the best-of-seven matchup Wednesday night. Rookie Steven Matz gets the start for the Mets while Jason Hammel goes for the Cubs.

Kyle Schwarber and Jorge Soler homered for the Cubs, who have scored just five runs in the series.