Ian Kennedy vs Jeff Samardzija Battle Sees Chicago Fall 12-4
Jeff Samardzija struck out 11 Arizona batters, but it wasn't enough as the Diamondbacks defeated Chicago 12-4 in MLB action Saturday.
Arizona won as a +132 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 9.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Ian Kennedy earned the victory for the Diamondbacks, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 1, and allowing 3 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Paul Goldschmidt in the win.
Chicago got a 6 1/3-inning outing from Jeff Samardzija in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 4 walks and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Nathan Schierholtz had 2 hits in the loss for the Cubs.
The battle of the bats favored Arizona as they had 17 hits, while Chicago only had 3.