Chicago Cubs make team history at Yankee Stadium Friday night

The Chicago Cubs made history on Friday night as they team defeated the New York Yankees in New York for the first time in franchise history.
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Jameson Taillon's eight shutout innings against his former team Friday night meant quite a bit for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs' 3-0 win at Yankee Stadium was the team's first-ever win in the Bronx in franchise history. Between regular season and postseason play, the Cubs were 0-12 there. In 1932 and 1935 the Yankees swept the Cubs in the World Series, as well as the regular season series in the Bronx in 2005, 2014, and 2022.

Taillon hurled his best game as a Cub, only giving up one hit and two walks in his shutout effort. Cody Bellinger's 410-foot solo blast in the third inning would be the game-winning run. Nico Hoerner and Patrick Wisdom added RBI hits and Adbert Alzolay got the save.

Back to the historic game, the 0-12 streak included both the original and current Yankee Stadiums. They never faced each other in meaningful games (regular season and postseason) when the Yankees played at the Polo Grounds pre-1923. Friday's Cubs win also snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Bronx Bombers, and was only their third win against them in their last 17 matchups going back to the start of the 2005 series.

There is also another small note about the win. It was the first time they beat former star Anthony Rizzo. Last year the Cubs got swept by Rizzo and the Yanks, and in 2011 the Cubs lost the game to the Padres in which he played in. There have not been a lot of games involving Rizzo and the Cubs without him wearing blue, but it's an interesting note no less.

The Cubs have only won one series against the Yankees regular season or postseason, back in 2003 at Wrigley Field. After winning their first game in the Bronx, they will be looking to clinch their first series in the Bronx this weekend.

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