Pomeranz leads Padres to 1-0 win, doubleheader sweep of Cubs
San Diego Padres closer Fernando Rodney celebrates with catcher Christian Bethancourt after they defeated the Chicago Cubs 1-0 in a baseball game Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
CHICAGO (AP) Drew Pomeranz tied a career high with 10 strikeouts in six scoreless innings and Christian Bethancourt hit a long solo home run to give the San Diego Padres a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs Wednesday night and a sweep of a day-night doubleheader.
In the first game, Brett Wallace hit a three-run homer in San Diego's four-run seventh inning, and the Padres stopped the Cubs' eight-game win streak with a 7-4 victory.
Pomeranz (4-3) allowed just three hits and walked three. No Chicago runner advanced past second base while the left-hander was on the mound.
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Fernando Rodney got the final three outs for his 10th save in 10 chances. He also picked up the save in Game 1.
The lack of offense wasted a strong start from John Lackey (4-2), who allowed just one run on three hits in eight innings.