MONTREAL (Ticker) -- One bad pitch helped end a pitchers' duel.
scored on a wild pitch by
to break a scoreless tie in the 11th inning as the
posted a 2-1 victory over the
"I haven't seen a game like that in a long time," Cubs manager
said. "We had some opportunities and they had a couple. It was a mirror-image game, but we came out on top. We never quit, kept fighting and we finally broke through."
Garciaparra singled off Vargas (5-5) with one out in the 11th. After a flyout by former Expo
singled to left and
walked to load the bases. Two pitches later, Vargas bounced a pitch past catcher
, allowing Garciaparra to score.
singled on the next pitch, plating Sosa.
Montreal plated a run in the bottom of the inning, but
with the potential tying run on base to end the game.
"Its just too bad it ended like that," Expos manager
said. "We lost a tough one tonight, but we can take a lot of pride in that we played real good baseball tonight. We just came up short."
was masterful over eight innings, allowing five hits and stiking out 11 while facing the minimum through five.
"I finally got my legs back underneath me and my control felt like it was a lot better today than it has been in a while," Wood said. "I was pleased with the way I threw and pleased with the victory."
"You have to tip him your hat," said
, who struck out twice against Wood. "Anytime a guy like that has all of his pitches for strikes, it keeps you off-balance."
Wood was matched by Montreal starter
, Jr., who pitched past the third inning for the first time in three starts, allowing four hits and a walk.
"When you face that kind of pitcher, you have to bring your A-game and I'm proud I did," Armas said.
looked very good," Robinson said. "It looks like he was in midseason form. It was just a great effort tonight on his part."
The Expos mounted their biggest threat in the eighth. Macier Izturis tripled to right with one out, but Wood struck out pinch hitter Valentino Pascucci and retired Wilkerson on a groundout to end the inning.
"You've got to either get an infield ground ball, a pop-up or a strikeout," Wood said. "You just go at him. That's pretty much the game right there at that point and you try to give him your best stuff."
had three hits for the Cubs, who won for just the eighth time in 53 games when scoring less than four runs.