Samardzija rights ship in Giants' 5-2 win over Cubs

Mar 26, 2016 9:41 PM by Associated Press

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Jeff Samardzija, who had struggled badly this spring, retired the first 11 batters and Matt Duffy hit a solo homer as the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Saturday.

Samardzija had entered the game with an 8.53 ERA but allowed just two runs on five hits in six innings.

Duffy went 3 for 4 with three runs scored.

For the Cubs, Addison Russell hit a solo homer off Samardzija in the sixth. Kyle Schwarber went 2 for 4.

Cubs starter John Lackey gave up five runs and six hits in five-plus innings.

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