8/8 Phillies 12, Cubs 1
Jeff Samardzija matched a career-low, lasting 3 1/3 innings, in the Cubs’ 12-1 loss to the Phillies on Thursday. Samardzija gave up nine runs on 11 hits. The last time the right-hander went 3 1/3 innings was his first career start in 2009, which also happened to be against the Phillies. Nate Schierholtz homered for the Cubs’ only run. Chicago stranded 11 baserunners and went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position.