SAN DIEGO -- Cubs left-hander Travis Wood came within five outs of pitching his first career shutout before allowing Carlos Quentin's pinch-hit, two-run home run, and the Cubs held on to beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 Saturday night.
Wood (5-4) hit an RBI single and Luis Valbuena homered for the Cubs, who bounced back from an 11-1 loss Friday night.
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Wood allowed two runs and three hits in 7 1-3 innings, struck out three and walked two.
Quentin, who missed the previous four games with a groin injury, hit an 86-mph slider an estimated 405 feet off the left-field facade with one out in the eighth to chase Wood. Quentin has five career pinch homers and two in one week. Yasmani Grandal was aboard on a one-out walk.
Hector Rondon pitched the ninth for sixth save in seven chances.