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Samardzija (5-9) was stuck with a loss Thursday in Kansas City, allowing four runs (three earned) over 6.1 innings. He allowed eight hits and struck out five without a walk.

A tough one for Samardzija, who entered the seventh inning with a 3-2 lead, but allowed a one-out single and then a double before being yanked for reliever Ryan Cook, who promptly allowed both inherited runners to score. He'll look for a better outcome Wednesday at home against the Mets.

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Samardzija earned the win on Saturday, allowing two earned runs and striking out five over six inning.

Samardzija did allow seven hits and two walks, but was able to pitch around most of the trouble. Since being acquired by the A's, Samardzija sports a 3-1 record over seven starts with a 3.08 ERA and a very impressive 0.91 WHIP. Samardzija is next scheduled to pitch on Thursday in Kansas City.

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Samardzija gave up two runs on five hits and struck out three over seven innings Monday in an extra-inning victory over the Rays.

In six starts since being traded to the Athletics, Samardzija is 2-1 with a 3.13 ERA and 30:5 K:BB ratio. The right-hander has gone at least seven innings in all but one of those games. Samardzija will face the Twins on Saturday.

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Jeff Samardzija allowed four runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings of a no-decision against the Astros on Tuesday.

Samardzija was in line for his second loss as a member of the A's before a rally in the ninth inning let him off the hook. The right-hander gave up three extra-base hits among his six hits allowed, walking two while striking out seven. It wasn't his best performance, but Samardzija still has a 3.19 ERA over five starts since being dealt to the A's. He'll look for his third American League win against the Rays on Monday.

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Jeff Samardzija limited the Astros to one run and five hits over eight innings in a victory Thursday.

Samardzija struck out six and walked none against the accommodating Astros lineup. As a member of the Cubs, Samardzija went winless in six starts this year when he allowed one or no runs. He's now 2-0 for the A's in such outings.

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Jeff Samardzija took a complete-game loss after giving up three runs in eight innings Friday against the Mariners.

It was Samardzija's fourth career complete game and first of 2014. He allowed five hits, walked none and struck out five.

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Jeff Samardzija allowed just one run over seven innings in a 4-2 win over the Blue Jays, earning his first win in an Athletics uniform on Sunday.

Samardzija had just two wins through 17 starts with the Cubs, so he'll certainly enjoy playing with a much better A's club. The right-hander allowed just four hits and a walk on the day, striking out five. It was a good debut and set the tone for what should be a good second half for Samardzija and fantasy owners. He's got one more start before the break, which will come Friday at the Mariners.

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Athletics acquired RHP Jeff Samardzija and RHP Jason Hammel from the Cubs for SS Addison Russell, RHP Dan Straily, OF Billy McKinney and a player to be named or cash considerations.

Parting with Russell may seem like a lot for the A's to give up, but it appears as though general manager Billy Beane is going for it all this season. The Athletics already owned one of the top rotations in all of baseball, and the addition of Samardzija and Hammel make them even more formidable, especially in a playoff series. In acquiring both Cubs hurlers, they also limit the pool of potential acquisitions from other American League teams looking for rotation upgrades. Samardzija has been outstanding this season, posting a 2.83 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 103/31 K/BB ratio over 108 innings, and should see his numbers improve with the move away from Wrigley Field to the spacious confines in Oakland.

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Jeff Samardzija is expected to debut with the Athletics on Sunday against the Blue Jays.

While the trade has yet to be officially announced, Samardzija has boarded a plane and is headed for Oakland. He should see a massive upgrade to his fantasy value, going from the hitter friendly Wrigley Field, to the spacious grounds and vast foul territory in Oakland, not to mention the huge upgrade in offensive talent backing him.

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Athletics have acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs.

The Cubs will receive top prospect shortstop Addison Russell in return, but other players and teams may be involved. It's a blockbuster deal for Oakland, who have bolstered their starting rotation in one fell swoop. It's clear that they are going for the gold this year.