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Jeff Samardzija

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  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    What's the Cubs' situation with Tsuyoshi Wada? Do we have his rights for the next few years since he's a "rookie”? Obviously his only detriment is his age, but even so he can be a nice bridge at the end of the rotation until C.J. Edwards, Corey...
  • Javy Baez's career could go one of six ways

    Javy Baez's career could go one of six ways
    Tuesday marks a full week since New Cubs Savior Javier Baez was called up to the majors. Since then, there have been signs he'll be a Hall of Famer (three home runs, six RBIs through Sunday) and indications he'll be just another guy (12 strikeouts)....
  • Preview: Athletics at Royals

    The Oakland Athletics may own the best record in the majors, but the Kansas City Royals have won 17 of their last 21 - including four of the six meetings this season. The Royals look to continue their quest for their first postseason appearance since 1985...
  • Recap: Mets 8, Athletics 5

    (Updated: UPDATES standings, 3RD graph) Mets 8, Athletics 5: Lucas Duda clubbed a three-run homer and visiting New York scored seven of its eight runs with two outs to earn a split of the two-game series. Zack Wheeler (9-8) won his sixth...
  • Cubs' Arrieta doesn't want to be aced out

    Cubs' Arrieta doesn't want to be aced out
    It's no secret the Chicago Cubs will look to fortify their rotation this offseason through every avenue available, but Jake Arrieta reiterated he still welcomes the challenge of being the ace of their staff if that’s placed upon him. Arrieta,...
  • Edwin Jackson's troubles an opening for others

    The happy medium that the Cubs repeatedly mentioned Thursday when discussing the struggles of Edwin Jackson and the high strikeout rate of their offense could face a cold reality in the future. Jackson's inconsistency, coupled with an offense that...
  • Royals 7, Athletics 3

    (Updated: UPDATING: Altering the first graph) Royals 7, Athletics 3: Nori Aoki ripped a go-ahead two-run triple to highlight a five-run rally in the seventh inning as host Kansas City claimed three victories in the four-game series. Billy Butler...
  • Feast or famine for A's offense

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Oakland Athletics have a feast or famine offense. On Tuesday night, they collected a season-high 20 hits, including two Josh Donaldson home runs, to crush the...
  • Royals stay hot, rally past A's

    Royals stay hot, rally past A's KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Oakland Athletics had the Kansas City Royals on the ropes in the sixth inning, but could not put them away. Right fielder Nori Aoki's two-run triple in the seventh inning put the Kansas City...
  • Braves drop reeling A's, 7-2

    ATLANTA The Oakland A's have given Jason Hammel seven starts since they acquired him up, along with Jeff Samardzija, from the Cubs on July 4 by sending promising minor leaguers Addison Russell and Billy McKinney to Chicago. Oakland has lost six of...
  • A's stumble into weekend showdown with Angels

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH HOUSTON -- Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin remains noncommittal on how long he will stick with a six-man rotation, but in the interim left-hander Drew Pomeranz will start on...