CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Cubs

Samardzija Rebounds From Bad Start For Cubs

Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the spring training game at HoHoKam Park on March 28, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the spring training game at HoHoKam Park on March 28, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Cubs Central
Shop for Cubs Gear
Buy Cubs Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Lastest News Headlines:

MESA, Ariz. (AP) – Jeff Samardzija rebounded from a subpar effort in his previous start to give up three hits in six shutout innings and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 2-0 victory over Cleveland at HoHoKam Stadium on Wednesday.

The right-hander had given up seven runs on 10 hits in his last start against Colorado on March 23.

Samardzija also hit a triple to lead off the fifth inning but remained stranded.

The Cubs scored two runs on four hits in the sixth. Bryan LaHair and Joe Mather each drove in a run against Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin.

Leadoff man Jason Kipnis had two of the Indians’ five hits, including a double.

(© 2012 by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.)