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Jeff Samardzija gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits with no walks and five strikeouts over 6.1 innings against the Royals on Thursday.

This certainly wasn't Samardzija's best start and he picked up the loss on Thursday. Nevertheless, this is just a bump in the road and he should be on point when he faces the Mets at home next week.ANALYST: David Kerr