No Knocks on Wood

CHICAGO - Kerry Wood did it all on Saturday. The right-hander put a bandage on the Cubs' recent bleeding and tossed eight innings of four-hit, shutout ball while also homering as the North Siders topped the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-0.

Wood (7-5) struck out seven and walked only three en route to taking his first Wrigley Field victory since April 24 against New York. He set down eight straight at one point and managed to strike out Adrian Beltre with the bases loaded in the eighth inning to preserve the victory.

On the offensive side of things, Wood was no slouch, either. He sent the first pitch he saw from Dodgers starter Kaz Ishii into the seats in left center to open the bottom half of the third inning and break a scoreless tie.

Michael Barrett tripled to lead off the fifth and came in to score on Corey Patterson's RBI single three batters later to make it 2-0.

Ishii (11-6) took the loss, his first ever against the Cubs, allowing two runs on six hits in seven innings.

Mike Remlinger worked the ninth for his first major league save since August 22, 2001 while a member of the Atlanta Braves.

The Cubs and Dodgers meet for the series finale tomorrow at 1:20 CDT with Jose Lima facing Mark Prior.

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