Samardzija on a Roll, Beats Braves

Jeff Samardzija is quickly turning into one of, if not the best number three starter in baseball.  Samardzija’s brilliance was on display again last night as he went seven strong innings en route to a 5-1 Cubs victory, which moves Samardzija to 4-1 on the season.  The Cubs used the same recipe that has been working the last few games, home runs and solid pitching.  Bryan LaHair and Ian Stewart went back-to-back in the 4th inning to give the Cubs a 2-1 lead.  Geovany Soto took the stress out of the ninth inning by launching a two run home run in the bottom of the 8th to give the Cubs some breathing room at 5-1.  Carlos Marmol had an eventful inning which saw him strike out Dan Uggla with the tying run at second base in the 8th after he walked the first two batters of the inning.  As the fog descended upon Wrigley Field James Russell recorded the final three outs for the Cubs victory.  Full box score and highlights after the jump.

FULL BOX SCORE

Game Highlights:
MLB.com Video Recap
Samardzija’s Great Outing
Sveum Post Game
Soto’s Long HR
LaHair Goes Deep
Stewart Goes Back to Back

Thanks for reading,
– George

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