If you’re going lose to snap a winning streak, you might as well lose in spectacular fashion. Jeff Samardzija pitched well enough to win, but his night was artificially shortened by some blown calls at first base that forced him to throw more pitches early than he should have (and also forced Dale Sveum to do some arguin’ and get tossed). When Samardzija left the game, the bullpen made sure the game completely and totally fell apart. Carlos Marmol and Zach Putnam were the two primary offenders, giving up eight earned runs between them.

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