Found September 11, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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The learning process continues for Jeff Samardzija albeit a frustrating one. Samardzija was one out away from what he and manager Dale Sveum didn't believe was a bad outing Wednesday until pinch-hitter Jack Hannahan's three-run homer in the sixth inning. The eventual 6-0 loss to the Reds prevented the Cubs from earning their first three-game sweep at Cincinnati since May 28-30 2001. Hannahan's home run marked the third consecutive start in which an opponent's big rally in the sixth had dogged Samardzija. He allowed four runs in the sixth inning against the Phillies on Aug. 30 and against the Marlins on Sept. 4. "I hold myself to a high standard" Samardzija said after his ERA in 30 starts swelled to 4.44. "The last three games I've had are not acceptable and I'm obviously frustrated about it. I have to keep working keep getting better look forward to that next start and get back on track." Samardzija (8-12) kept the Cubs close despite a...
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