6/19 About last night …
Some notes from Tuesday’s win:
* Jeff Samardzija is the first Cubs pitcher to throw 8 1/3 innings or more against the Cardinals since Carlos Zambrano went nine innings on Sept. 18, 2005.
* Nate Schierholtz extended his hitting streak to a career-high 10 games with a double in the first.
* Ryan Sweeney and Cody Ransom hit back to back home runs in the first, the third time the Cubs have hit consecutive homers this season, and first since Scott Hairston and Ransom did so in April against the Padres.
* Ransom’s homer was his first off a right-handed pitcher this season. He also collected his 100th career RBIs.
* Kevin Gregg is 10-for-10 in save situations.