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Samardzija spins shutout as Cubs clip White Sox

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Jeff Samardzija allowed just four baserunners en route to his first career shutout, as the Chicago Cubs blanked their crosstown rivals, the Chicago White Sox, 7-0, at U.S. Cellular Field.

Conor Gillaspie's third inning single was the only hit the White Sox could muster off Samardzija (3-6) until the ninth inning, when Alexei Ramirez lined a single to right-center. The Cubs ace struck out eight and walked two while leading the visitors to their second straight win after dropping six in a row.

Alfonso Soriano went 3-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs while Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro each had two hits and scored twice. Julio Borbon also homered for the first time since 2010 when he was a member of the Texas Rangers.

Jose Quintana (3-2) took the loss after allowing four runs on four hits over six frames.

05/27 21:48:13 ET