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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Chicago Cubs 0

CHICAGO, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Chris Capuano and four relievers combined for a shutout Saturday and the Los Angeles Dodgers rattled off a 13th straight road win, 3-0 over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 0

CHICAGO, July 29 (UPI) -- Milwaukee's Jeff Bianchi and Rickie Weeks each delivered a two-run double during a big ninth inning Monday in the Brewers' 5-0 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado 1

DENVER, July 20 (UPI) -- Jeff Samardzija bounced back from two poor outings by working 7 1/3 innings Friday and carrying the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 win over Colorado.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 13, Chicago Cubs 2

CHICAGO, July 10 (UPI) -- Josh Hamilton homered during both of the big Los Angeles innings Wednesday, helping power the Angels to a 13-2 thrashing of the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Pittsburgh 6, Chicago Cubs 2

CHICAGO, July 5 (UPI) -- Francisco Liriano allowed two runs on four hits in a complete-game victory Friday in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 14, Houston 6

CHICAGO, June 23 (UPI) -- Ryan Sweeney led a 16-hit Chicago assault with six RBI Sunday and the Cubs waltzed to a 14-6 interleague pounding of Houston.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 4, St. Louis 2

ST. LOUIS, June 18 (UPI) -- Jeff Samardzija tossed 8 1/3 solid innings and Ryan Sweeney backed him with a two-run homer Tuesday, sending the Chicago Cubs over St. Louis 4-2.

MLB: Pittsburgh 6, Chicago Cubs 2

CHICAGO, June 8 (UPI) -- A.J. Burnett took a shutout into the ninth inning and Pedro Alvarez backed him with three RBI Saturday in Pittsburgh's 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 7, Chicago White Sox 0

CHICAGO, May 27 (UPI) -- Jeff Samardzija fired a two-hitter for his first career shutout Monday and the Chicago Cubs blanked the Chicago White Sox 7-0 in an interleague game.

MLB: Pittsburgh 1, Chicago Cubs 0

PITTSBURGH, May 22 (UPI) -- Francisco Liriano combined with two relievers on a four-hit shutout Wednesday, allowing Pittsburgh to edge the Chicago Cubs 1-0.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 6, Colorado 3

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.

MLB: Washington 7, Chicago Cubs 3

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Ian Desmond put Washington in front with a two-run homer in the fourth Friday and added an RBI double, lifting the Nationals over the Chicago Cubs 7-3.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 5, San Diego 3

CHICAGO, April 29 (UPI) -- Cody Ransom homered, scored twice and drove in two runs, including a go-ahead RBI single Monday in the Chicago Cubs' 5-3 win over San Diego.

MLB: Cincinnati 1, Chicago Cubs 0

CINCINNATI, April 24 (UPI) -- Mat Latos allowed four hits and Todd Frazier hit a home run Wednesday in the Cincinnati Reds' 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 4

MILWAUKEE, April 19 (UPI) -- Ryan Braun hit a three-run homer during Milwaukee's four-run first inning Friday and the Brewers fought off the Chicago Cubs for a 5-4 victory.
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Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Jeff Samardzija delivers during the seventh inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago on July 25, 2008. The appearance was Samardzija's major league debut. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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Jeffrey Alan Samardzija (Serbian surname form: Самарџија, Samardžija; common pronunciation: "sah-MAHR-jee-yah") (born January 23, 1985, in Merrillville, Indiana) is an American baseball pitcher with the Chicago Cubs organization. He is a former football wide receiver at the University of Notre Dame.

Samardzija grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he attended Valparaiso High School, and was a letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. In football, he was a three-time first team All-State honoree, and was twice named the team's Most Valuable Player. After his senior year, he was invited to participate in the Indiana football All-Star game. In baseball, he was a first team All-State honoree. He graduated from Valparaiso High School in 2003. Athletics were something of the norm early in his life. Father Sam Samardzija was a semi-pro hockey player, and older brother Sam Jr. was an All State football and baseball player at Indiana University who now works as a sports agent in Major League Baseball. When Samardzija was in high school his mother Debora Samardzija died of a fatal disease. She still serves as the main inspiration of her two sons today. Two years later in 2003, his father, Sam, remarried and he now has two half brothers, Jakub and Nick.

Samardzija made his first impact at Notre Dame as a right-handed pitcher for the baseball team, finishing second in the Big East Conference in both ERA (2.95) and opponents' batting average (.209), and being named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Magazine. He continued to play baseball at Notre Dame until he was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 5th round (149th overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft.

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