Wood pitched a two-hitter and struck out eight to lead the
to a 1-0 victory over the Marlins.
"Tired. Beat. Dizzy. Drained," said Wood, who threw 130 pitches. "I was running on fumes at the end. I've said many times that when you start a game, you want to finish the game. That was my game to lose."
The 26-year-old righthander recorded his second straight complete game win over the Marlins and earned his fifth win in his last six starts. He tossed a three-hitter and struck out 12 in a 5-1 victory over Florida on July 9.
The Marlins were unable to benefit from a quality start by
(8-7), who gave up four hits, one unearned run and struck out eight in eight innings.
"We're extremely proud with the way Penny pitched, but your hat's off to the other guy because he was superb," Marlins manager Jack McKeon said. "Both of those guys deserved to win. We saw (Wood) in Chicago last week with a full contingent in there. He'd done it to us before."
"You do what you have to win," Chicago manager
said. "You have to give Penny credit, too. It wasn't our lack of hitting. It was his pitching. It's the same with them. They had to deal with
, and he was dealing."
Penny retired his first 12 batters before giving up a leadoff double to
in the fifth.
"It was a fastball up in the zone," Penny said. "He's a great hitter. That's probably the worst pitch I threw all night."
Alou had two hits for the Cubs, who snapped a two-game skid but have been outscored, 13-3 over the past three games.
"You can't get worked up over how many runs you score," Wood said. "As a staff, you know you're going to be in some one-run games. I have no doubt in my mind that this offense will find a way to start scoring runs."
The Marlins were unable to move a runner beyond first base after the second inning and attempted to counter with aggressive base running. They put Pierre and
on board in the sixth, but both were caught stealing.
"It's part of the game," McKeon said. "When you're not getting hits, you've got to make it happen. We tried to make it happen and it didn't work out."
Wood also managed to pick off Pierre in the first.