Wood Stars in Cubs Win over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — Left-hander Travis Wood pitched 5 1/3 innings of no-hit ball as the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Sunday.

Wood issued a walk to Ben Revere to start the first before retiring the next 12 batters. Carlos Ruiz drew a walk to start the fifth, but Wood rebounded by retiring the next three batters.

With one out in the sixth, Revere and Jimmy Rollins hit consecutive singles, but Wood retired Chase Utley and Marlon Byrd to escape danger.

Wood finished with eight innings of three-hit ball as the Cubs won a series for the first time since taking two of three at Cincinnati on Sept. 9-11, 2013.

Luis Valbuena, batting in the leadoff spot for the second time this season, went hitless in four at-bats, but Anthony Rizzo hit his 14th home run in the first, and Starlin Castro hit an RBI single with two out in the third.

Castro’s hit scored Justin Ruggiano, who is batting second and hit a single and moved to second on a wild pitch. In the sixth, Castro and Nate Schierholtz hit doubles.

Manager Rick Renteria said closer Hector Rondon was available, but Neil Ramirez pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the save.

Rondon hasn’t pitched since June 6 because of a sore elbow.

The Cubs open a three-game series Monday night at Miami.

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