On Monday, Chicago Cubs fans witnessed a first in 2014: Jeff Samardzija actually got enough run support to win a game. The pitcher has a 1-4 record in 11 starts despite sporting a 1.68 ERA, in large part because of the 2.31 runs per game his team has scored in his starts.
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