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Jeff Samardzija went the distance pitching eight innings Friday giving up three runs on five hits, including a home run, with no walks and five strikeouts in the 3-2 road loss to Seattle.

Samardzija was less shark and more shark bait in his second outing since joining the A's. The loss dropped his A's record to 1-1 and his season record to 3-8 in 19 combined starts with 2.78 ERA.ANALYST: Michael Pichan