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 Posted: Sat Sep 24th, 2016 07:21 am
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The Chicago Cubs' magical season continued with yet another win Friday as they shut out NL Central counterparts the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0.

Thanks to a dominant pitching performance from right-hander Jake Arrieta - who tossed seven innings of shutout ball, which included 10 strikeouts - the Cubs earned their 98th victory of the season, hitting the mark for the first time since 1945, while also tying a franchise record for wins at Wrigley Field with 56.

The #Cubs tied a franchise record with 56 wins at Wrigley Field this season.

We've won 98 games for the first time since 1945. #FlyTheW

— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 23, 2016
Chicago's 98-55 record is the best in baseball, and their 56 wins at home is tops around the league as well.

They will clinch home-field advantage in the National League portion of the postseason if the Washington Nationals lose at PNC Park tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Cubs have already clinched a playoff spot - the only team in baseball to do so thus far.