MILWAUKEE (Ticker) --
is laying off the sausages. Instead, he is teeing off on the
' pitching staff.
Simon hit two more home runs, giving him three in two days, as the surging
, 9-2, to complete a sweep of the three-game series and move into sole possession of first place.
Simon is making his first series appearance in Milwaukee since his infamous incident on July 9, when he used a bat to strike a women wearing an Italian sausage outfit. At the time, he was a member of the
On Saturday, Simon treated everyone in section 112 to a free sausage, then hit a two-run homer in the Cubs' 8-4 win.
He came back Sunday to hit a three-run homer in the third inning and a two-run shot in the seventh as the Cubs matched a season high with their fifth straight victory.
"It doesn't matter where I am," Simon said. "I just try to help my team win and that is the most important thing to me."
Chicago won for the eighth time in nine games and moved one-half game ahead of Houston atop the National League Central Division. The Astros lost to San Diego on Sunday.
(12-11) earned the win, allowing two run and eight hits in seven innings with two walks and six strikeouts.
"It was a good day for us," Cubs manager
said. "It was one of those rare times lately we've gotten some runs for Woody."
With many Cubs fans in attendance, the weekend series attracted 131,254, a three-game game Miller Park record.
"It's going to be hard to match the atmosphere we've had at Wrigley Field the last couple homestands but the crowd here today was great and it was good to hear all those Cub fans," Wood said. "It's probably as close as you're going to get to a home-crowd feeling being on the road."
Wood, who earned his first since August 6, was coming off a 2-0 defeat to St. Louis, the only game the Cubs lost in the five-game series with the Cardinals.
In this one, he gave up an RBI double to
in the fourth and a solo homer to
in the sixth.
"He made the pitches when he needed to," Baker said. "His confidence is strong and I can see him getting better down the stretch."
(2-1) was tagged with the loss, yielding five runs - four earned - and four hits in four innings.
The Cubs got to Davis after he tossed 8 1/3 scoreless innings in a 2-0 victory last Sunday at Wrigley Field.
"His command was off a little bit and he threw a lot of pitches in four innings," Brewers manager
said. "They just saw him his last start. They made some adjustments and were successful at it."
The Cubs jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first before Simon's first homer made it 5-0 in the third.
"When there are men in scoring position, you got to drive them in," Simon said. "That's my family's food right there. I can't mess with that."
's RBI single made it 6-1 in the sixth,
and Simon homered off
in the seventh to complete the scoring.