CHICAGO, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Geovany Soto socked a pair of two-run homers and drove in all five Cubs runs Monday in Chicago's 5-2 victory over Milwaukee.
Soto's second-inning blast erased a 1-0 deficit and his run-producing single in the third made it 3-1 Chicago. The catcher's second two-run shot in the sixth completed the scoring for the Cubs, who took the opener of a three-game series.
Casey Coleman (3-8) earned the victory, yielding one run over six innings while striking out eight and walking three.
Milwaukee starter Chris Narveson (10-8) was tagged with the loss after surrendering three runs (two earned) on four hits in a four-inning effort.
The Brewers' magic number to clinch the National League Central remained at four as they saw their six-game winning streak against the Cubs snapped.