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Topic - Jeff Samardzija
A day after Samardzija was dealt from the Chicago Cubs to Oakland, he was picked Sunday for the game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15. Samardzija was selected as an NL All-Star, but Major League Baseball said he is ineligible to play because of the league switch.
Oakland and Chicago announced the big trade on Saturday, with Samardzija and Hammel heading to the West Coast for a package of prospects that included the A's first-round selections in each of the past two drafts.
The Washington Nationals posted football-like numbers in routing the Chicago Cubs on Saturday with Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III watching from the stands. The way Gio Gonzalez is pitching, it was much more than they needed.
Gio Gonzalez pitched two-hit ball over seven innings in the opener for a 3-0 Nationals victory. In the night game, Washington tagged Jeff Samardzija for six runs over five innings to salvage a four-game series split.
Gio Gonzalez holds the Cubs scoreless in his seven innings and helps the Nats avoid their fourth straight loss.
Kyle Lohse had the Chicago Cubs hitting harmless groundballs early in counts.
Notre Dame pitcher Pat Connaughton is telling major league teams interested in drafting him that he plans to return to campus to play basketball and earn his business degree.
Pablo Sandoval's surge continued. The San Francisco Giants' winning streak did not.
David Ortiz homered and drove in four runs as the Boston Red Sox ended their 10-game losing streak, rallying from a five-run deficit to defeat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 Monday.
Drenched and reeking of the cheap beer his teammates sprayed on him, Jeff Samardzija stood at his locker soaking in a long-awaited win.
Jeff Samardzija did all he could once again to drive a stake through that winless streak with yet another dominant start.
Preston Claiborne gave himself a little pep talk as he stepped to the plate for the first time as a major leaguer.
It took a while for Kyle Lohse to get comfortable on a cold and soggy day at Wrigley Field. Once he got into a groove, the Milwaukee Brewers were well on their way to another victory.
Darwin Barney hit a long drive to left in the second inning, and Junior Lake went deep in the third. It looked as if the Chicago Cubs were headed for a big day at the plate.
Travis Wood made a beeline for fellow pitcher Jeff Samardzija's locker. He wanted to apologize for all of that run support.
"I'm really excited to just put all this to rest now and the sideshow that's happened right in the middle of all this," Samardzija said. "It was a great opportunity to get to know these guys more. I flew out here with them. I'm excited."
"I won't get to pitch, which is a bummer, but that's all right," Samardzija said. "I'll just go through whatever ceremonies they have and just jump over to the AL dugout with an NL jersey on and have some fun with the six other dudes we have over there, which is exciting."