WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano and Tyler Colvin homered, Carlos Zambrano continued his resurgence since rejoining the Chicago rotation and the Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Tuesday night.
The Cubs improved to 2-0 under interim manager Mike Quade, who took over when Lou Piniella unexpectedly retired after Sunday's game. Quade is the first Cubs manager to win his first two games since Jim Riggleman, now the Nationals' skipper, started 4-0 in 1995.
Zambrano (5-6) yielded a run on five hits over 7 1-3 innings, his longest outing of the year. He walked one and struck out eight.
In four starts since returning from the bullpen, the right-hander is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA.
The Nationals have lost three straight games and dropped a season-worst 20 games under .500.
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