CHICAGO, IL - MAY 06: Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Chicago Cubs, who was hit by a pitch in the 11th inning while pinch-hitting, is congratulated by first base coach Dave McKay #39 after a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field on May 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Dodgers 4-3 in 11 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Chicago Cubs travel to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers this weekend.
The Chicago Cubs haven't had much success away from Wrigley Field in 2012 -- they own a 16-36 record on the road -- but with Jeff Samardzija on the mound things may get better for at least a night. After a difficult stretch in June, Samardzija was lights out during the month of July. Over five starts (33.0 innings) in July, he allowed just seven earned runs and posted a sparkling 1.91 ERA.
Game date/time: Friday, August 3, 9:10 p.m. CT
Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
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