WASHINGTON (AP) -Alfonso Soriano had two hits, an RBI and a stolen base in his return to Washington as the Chicago Cubs beat the Nationals 7-2 on Monday.
Ted Lilly (7-4) allowed three hits over seven innings to put Chicago (41-40) above .500 for the first time since it was 16-15 on May 9.
Soriano had 46 home runs and stole 41 bases for Washington last season, then signed a $136 million, eight-year contract as a free agent with the Cubs in November.
Aramis Ramirez had a two-run double in the first for the Cubs, Soriano drove in a run with a single in the second, and the Cubs added two runs in the third and two in the fourth.
Washington starter Jason Simontacchi (5-6) lasted only three innings for the second time in three starts. He allowed five runs and seven hits for the Nationals, who have lost six of seven.
Brewers 10, Pirates 3
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Backup catcher Damian Miller homered twice during a four-hit night, including a grand slam in a seven-run seventh inning, and his seven RBIs matched a Milwaukee club record.
Miller, who went 4-for-5, has three homers and 11 RBIs in his last two games after previously having no homers and six RBIs all season.
Miller's two-run shot off rookie John Van Benschoten put the Brewers up 3-1 in the fourth. All of their scoring in the seventh came against Masumi Kuwata (0-1), who gave up five hits and seven runs.
Nate McLouth doubled twice and scored both times against Brewers starter Jeff Suppan, who left after throwing 106 pitches in five innings. Carlos Villaneuva (6-0) pitched four shutout innings for the victory.

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