9/11 Reds 6, Cubs 0
Jeff Samardzija gave up six runs over 5 2/3 innings in the Cubs’ 6-0 loss Wednesday to the Reds. Chicago finished 5-14 against Cincinnati, with two of those wins coming in this series. Samardzija served up a solo home run to Devin Mesoraco and a three-run shot to pinch-hitter Jack Hannahan in his 30th start of the season. The right-hander thre 114 pitches, and now has 194 2/3 innings and 195 strikeouts. He’s trying to become the Cubs’ first pitcher to reach 200 in both innings and strikeouts since Ryan Dempster in 2010.