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Samardzija Throws Eight Solid Innigns As Cubs Crush Astros
Updated May 5, 2013 12:01 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(Chicago, IL) - The Chicago Cubs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over the Houston Astros.

Jeff Samardzija allowed a run on four hits in his seven innings of work, walking three while striking out eleven to improve to 8-10.

Samardzija's only mistake was allowing a solo homer to pinch-hitter Brandon Barnes in the sixth.

Darwin Barney and Alfonso Soriano hit two-run home runs off Astros starter Armando Galarraga, who allowed five runs over five innings to fall to 0-3.

Anthony Rizzo and Wellington Castillo added RBI singles for Chicago.

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