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Marlins Vs. Cubs Preview: Jeff Samardzija Looks To Maintain July Success

The Chicago Cubs are hoping that starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija can continue this month's recent run of success as the team faces the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. Results have been extremely mixed for the former reliever this year, but he's flashed signs of getting back on track during his past two starts this month.

Over 14 innings during his past two starts, Samardzija has allowed just four runs on 11 hits while striking out 15 batters and walking just three. That's a massive improvement from June, when the former Notre Dame wideout was 0-4 with a 10.41 ERA in 23.1 innings over five outings.

Game Time: 7:05 p.m. CT

Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois


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