"I had good location on my fastball today, and that was as good as I can throw it, and I got some curve balls going, too," Eaton said.
Eaton (1-1), who allowed five hits and two walks, recorded his first win of the season while handing Wood (3-1) his first loss of the year.
"He was dominant and overpowering," Padres first baseman
said. "He mixed pitches and his velocity just went up the whole game."
"When you go against Wood, you don't expect to score a lot of runs, so we needed a well-pitched game to end the streak," Padres manager
Herges tossed two hitless frames to record his first save.
Wood, who surrendered two runs and five hits in seven innings, struck out 11, but missed a chance to became the second four-game winner in the National League. He was trying to become the first Cubs' pitcher to start 4-0 since
The Cubs were blanked for the first time this season and had a four-game home winning streak snapped.
"I was able to keep them down to two runs, but today it wasn't enough," Wood said.
"Woody pitched well enough to win and too good to lose, but you have to give Eaton credit," Cubs manager
said. "He kept guys off balance."
The Padres gave Eaton the only run he needed in the second as
led off with walk and moved to second on Mike Rivera's single. Wood struck out
and Eaton, but gave up an RBI single to
Wood hit three batters, including Klesko with two outs in the fifth. It cost him as Klesko moved up on
's walk and scored on
' single. Klesko has reached base in 16 straight games.
"We lost some tough games, especially against L.A. and Colorado, so it was nice to get some key hitting and for our bullpen to come through," Klesko said.
The Cubs struck out 15 times and had only one baserunner after the fifth inning. Eaton retired 11 of the final 12 batters he faced, eight of them on strikeouts.
Chicago threatened only once, loading the bases with one out in the fourth. But Eaton bore down to strike out
"Getting out of that inning with bases loaded was a big lift for me and it changed the mood of the game," Eaton said.
"The jam with bases loaded, that was everything right there," Cubs right fielder
Sosa had two doubles and has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games. He had a 10-game hitting streak snapped Tuesday.