A difficult season continues to show no signs of letting up, as the Chicago Cubs fell to their fourth consecutive loss with an 11-3 defeat against the Minnesota Twins. The Cubs trailed 8-0 after four innings and only managed to score when the game was well out of hand. The Cubs will look to avoid getting swept on Sunday.
Jeff Samardzija really struggled on the mound in the loss, allowing nine hits and eight earned runs in just 3.2 innings. While Samardzija didn't have his normal stuff, Scott Diamond was very impressive for the Twins, pitching six scoreless innings and improving his record to 5-1 this season.
Alfonso Soriano did most of the damage at the plate for the Cubs, driving in two runs on his 12th homer of the season. Reed Johnson drove in the other run in the loss. Trevor Plouffe drove in four runs for Minnesota, while Joe Mauer went 3/4 with two RBI's.