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Recap - Chicago Defeats San Diego 5-3

Chicago got a 5-3 victory over San Diego on Tuesday, with Jeff Samardzija earning the victory and helping Cubs moneyline bettors cash out.

Chicago won as a -146 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 10.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Chicago got 7 innings from Jeff Samardzija, who gave up 3 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 8. He earned the victory, while the Cubs got 1 RBI from Alfonso Soriano in the win.

San Diego's starting pitcher Eric Stults worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Carlos Quentin in a losing cause.

Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-9 advantage in hits.

James Russell pitched the final 2/3 innings for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.