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Soriano's Bat Leads Cubs Past Nationals

Last updated on Thursday, August 11, 2011

(CHICAGO, IL) - Alfonso Soriano homered and drove in a pair of runs as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Washington Nationals 4-2.

The Nationals scored an unearned run in the first but the Cubs tied the game in the second on Geovany Soto's twelfth home run of the year, a solo blast off Nats starter Ross Detwiler.

Soriano put Chicago up to stay with an RBI double in the fourth.

Reed Johnson hit a solo shot off Detwiler in the fifth, but Jayson Werth drew Washington to within a run again when he homered off Chicago starter Rodrigo Lopez in the sixth.

Soriano restored the Cubs' two-run advantage with a solo homer off Colin Balester in the bottom of the sixth as the Cubs halted a two-game skid.

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