Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 6/2/13

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija throws against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago on August 12, 2009. UPI /Mark Cowan Photo via Newscom

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CHICAGO -- Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson praised Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija's performance after Saturday's game and again Sunday morning, but he also had strong words for the right-hander after hearing of a couple on-field snipes. Samardzija exchanged words with D-backs pitcher Ian Kennedy and third base coach Matt Williams at different times in Arizona's 12-4 win, and Gibson was asked Sunday if he'd seen the interactions. "Its part of the game," Gibson said. "Whatever. He didnt get the win, did he? Maybe the next time he should just shut the f--- up and pitch." Samardzija apparently stared down Williams after the end of an inning Saturday and shouted "What are you looking at?" Williams responded, "I'm not looking at you," and said after the game he had not said anything to prompt Samardzija's comment. Samardzija said something to Kennedy as well after Kennedy reacted to a high-and-tight pitch early in the game. The D-backs came out on top, but Samardzija had bee...
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