Aug 15 8:14a
Samardzija (5-9) was stuck with a loss Thursday in Kansas City, allowing four runs (three earned) over 6.1 innings. He allowed eight hits and struck out five without a walk.
A tough one for Samardzija, who entered the seventh inning with a 3-2 lead, but allowed a one-out single and then a double before being yanked for reliever Ryan Cook, who promptly allowed both inherited runners to score. He'll look for a better outcome Wednesday at home against the Mets.