"He's (Wood) got real good stuff and I can see why he's one of the best pitchers in the game," Johnson said. "Tonight, we just tried to get on him quick. We were just going up there with a short and quick approach against him and we were able to hit him."
The three homers were a season high for Wood, who yielded five runs and seven hits in six innings.
"I'll take my chances on getting beat on solo home runs all day," Wood said. "I'm not going to shy away from them just because they've got a good hitting team."
The Cubs reached Escobar for three hits in the top of the first, but the righthander set an early zone by striking out
and Troy O'Leary to leave the bases loaded.
Chicago had runners on base in every inning except the sixth and eighth and stranded 10.
"Tonight, they made me work but I stayed focused and did what I had to do," Escobar said. "I felt pretty good, but I told Carlos that if they scored to take me out."
Myers led off the second with a double, and following walks to
and Woodward, scored on
's RBI single. The
were denied a second run in the inning as left fielder O'Leary threw out Phelps at the plate.
But Toronto made it 2-0 on Johnson's leadoff homer in the third before increasing the lead to 4-0 in the fifth on Woodward's leadoff shot and
' RBI single.
Myers' shot capped the
' scoring in the sixth.
"The guys we were worried about the most tonight we took care of," Wood said. "It's just tough going in and not knowing a lot about the hitters."
(38-30) posted their seventh straight win at SkyDome and moved a season-high eight games over .500.