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Samardzija pitches Cubs past Cardinals

Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija throws during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday in St. Louis.

ST. LOUIS – Ryan Sweeney and Cody Ransom hit back-to-back homers in a four-run first inning and that was plenty for Jeff Samardzija, who pitched the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-2, Tuesday night.

The Cubs started fast against Adam Wainwright (10-4) and broke a five-game losing streak in St. Louis.

Carlos Beltran hit his team-high 17th homer for the Cardinals, who lost for the third time in five games but still lead the majors with a 45-26 record.

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