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Johnson Homers, Gets 4 Hits, as Cubs Beat Nationals
CHICAGO (AP) -- Reed Johnson, Alfonso Soriano and Geovany Soto each homered Wednesday night and the Chicago Cubs kept up their power surge in a 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals.

The Cubs have connected in eight straight games and have hit 19 home runs over that stretch.

Johnson added three singles in his seventh career four-hit game. Soriano also doubled and drove in two runs and Soto scored twice.

Rodrigo Lopez (3-3) allowed one earned run and five hits in 5 2-3 innings. He gave up 12 earned runs over 8 1-3 innings in his previous two starts.

Ross Detwiler (1-2) gave up three runs and seven hits over five innings. He fell to 0-8 in 16 career road appearances, including 10 starts.

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