Fair and Breezy
72°FFair and BreezyFull Forecast

Samardzija pitches Cubs past Cardinals

Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
Caption
(AP photo)
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.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Daily Chronicle.

Reader Poll

What is your favorite Rolling Stones album?
Beggars Banquet
Let it Bleed
Sticky Fingers
Exile on Main Street
Goats Head Soup