Jeff Samardzija Dominant, but Loses

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Jeff Samardzija Dominant, but Loses
USA TODAY Sports

ATLANTA -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija has seen former teammate Kerry Wood's 20-strikeout performance from 1998 “about a hundred times” in the Cubs clubhouse but wasn’t thinking about that number on Sunday afternoon, though he was well on his way to matching it. Samardzija struck out 13 in less than six innings of work, yet lost the game to the Atlanta Braves, 5-1.

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