5/27 Morning Marquee: Jeff Samardzija’s first win, Red Sox snap 10-game skid


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Chicago Cubs’ starter Jeff Samardzija earned his first win Monday with an 8-4 win over the San Francisco Giants.

Darwin Barney led the Cubs with two RBIs while six other Cubs knocked in a run, including Nate Schierholtz with a home run.

The Cubs will go for their first road series win since last September Tuesday night with Jake Arrieta (1-0, 2.33 ERA) on the mound, he will be opposed by Tim Hudson (4-2, 2.13 ERA).

Around the league: the Mets release Jose Valverde and fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens, the Red Sox snapped their 10-game losing streak, Brewers’ closer K-Rod blew a save for the Orioles came back for the win, and the Pirates reinstate Jason Grilli from the DL.

Chicago Tribune: Homer makes Nate Schierholtz homecoming happier

Chicago Sun-Times: Jeff Samardzija earns first win of season

Daily Herald: Cub shave shown ability to identify pitching bargains

CSN Chicago: Cubs: Bill Mueller thinks Manny Ramirez can be difference-maker

ESPN Chicago: Don’t rush to judgment on Ramirez

NBC Sports: Mets release Jose Valverde, fire hitting coach Dave Hudgens

CBS Sports: Ryu threatens perfect game as Dodgers clip Reds

FOX Sports: Red Sox rally past Braves to end 10-game skid

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: K-Rod blows save; Brewers waste chances

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pirates reinstate Grilli, demote Sanchez

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