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MLB: Chicago Cubs 11, Washington 1

Aug. 19, 2013 at 11:08 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Jeff Samardzija pitched a six-hitter while Nate Schierholtz and Donnie Murphy each hit two homers Monday in the Chicago Cubs' 11-1 rout of Washington.

Samardzija (7-11) hurled his second complete game of the season and third of his career, yielding one run. The right-hander didn't issue a walk and struck out five in the 105-pitch gem.

Schierholtz belted a three-run homer in the first, added an RBI double in the third and capped his big night with a two-run shot in the seventh as the Cubs rolled to a win the first of a four-game series.

Murphy, meanwhile, socked a solo homer in the fourth and a two-run clout in the eighth.

Dioner Navarro contributed a three-run blast for the Cubs.

Nats starter Jordan Zimmermann (14-7) was lit up for eight runs on seven hits in a five-inning effort.

Wilson Ramos went deep for Washington's only run.

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