Cueto, Pence lead Giants past Padres 2-1

Published May. 19, 2016 2:56 a.m. ET

SAN DIEGO (AP) Johnny Cueto threw a four-hitter and Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer, leading the San Francisco Giants to their sixth straight win with a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.

Cueto (6-1) struck out eight and walked two while allowing one run in his second complete game of the season - both coming against the Padres. He improved to 4-1 in his career vs. San Diego, including a shutout on April 26.

The Giants, whose six-game streak has come on the road, also improved to 5-0 against San Diego this season, and have won 13 of the last 16 contests between the teams.

Buster Posey led off the fourth with a walk from Drew Pomeranz (4-4), who hadn't allowed a run in 18 consecutive innings, and Pence followed with a homer that just cleared the right-field wall.