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MLB: Chicago Cubs 6, Colorado 3

May 15, 2013 at 11:54 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, May 15 (UPI) -- Jeff Samardzija struck out seven over eight innings Wednesday and hit the second homer of his career in bringing the Chicago Cubs a 6-3 win over Colorado.

Chicago took two of three in the series and has won four of its last five overall. The Cubs won a series at home for the first time this season.

Samardzija (2-5) picked up his first victory since opening day, giving up two runs on five hits with a walk. He had been 0-5 in his previous seven starts.

The home run by Samardzija was a two-run blast in the second that gave Chicago a 3-1 lead. His other homer came in 2009, which was his second season with the Cubs.

Jon Garland (3-4) absorbed the loss, giving up three runs on seven hits in five innings.

The Cubs were clinging to a one-run advantage before picking up three runs in the seventh, an inning that featured back-to-back RBI singles from Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo.

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