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Samardzija Throws Eight Solid Innigns As Cubs Crush Astros

Last updated on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

(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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