Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Jeff Samardzija belted a two-run homer and
pitched eight strong innings to post his first victory since Opening Day, and
the Chicago Cubs topped the Colorado Rockies, 6-3, to take the rubber match of
a three-game series.
Samardzija (2-5) allowed five hits and two runs, walked a pair and had seven
strikeouts. His other victory came April 1 at Pittsburgh. Between wins, the
right-hander went 0-5 in seven starts.
David DeJesus led off the bottom of the first inning with a homer to left-
center field to help the Cubs post their fourth win in five games.
The Cubs secured their first series victory at Wrigley Field this season. They
were 0-2-4 in six previous series of two or more games in their home ballpark.
Before Wednesday, Chicago's previous series win at home came against the
Rockies, August 24-26 of last season (2-1).
Jon Garland (3-4) surrendered seven hits and three runs over five frames for
the Rockies, who failed to build on a 9-4 win Tuesday.
Josh Rutledge had a pair of RBI singles and Reid Brignac smacked a pinch-hit
homer in defeat.
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