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SAN FRANCISCO -- Travis Wood did more than just pitch his way out of trouble. NFL Jerseys Wholesale . He also hit his way to victory. Wood homered and pitched four-hit ball over seven innings in helping the Chicago Cubs complete a three-game sweep in San Francisco for the first time in 20 years, beating the Giants 2-1 Sunday. "He threw one in there and I was able to put a good swing on it and hit it out of the park," Wood said. "Im always surprised. Im not trying to hit home runs." Welington Castillo also homered for the Cubs, who won their third straight and five of seven despite playing without Alfonso Soriano, who was traded to the New York Yankees on Friday. "Its tough to lose him," Wood said. "He was the leader of this team, hes been here the longest and he was swinging a hot bat. Guys just have to step up and fill in." The Cubs clubhouse broke into spontaneous cheering when Soriano homered for the Yankees and later learned of his game-winning hit. "Hes our boy," Castillo said. "He just needs to keep doing what hes been doing." For one series, at least, the Cubs found a way to win without their popular ex-teammate. Pablo Sandoval drove in a run for the Giants, who have lost four straight and seven of eight. Tim Lincecum (5-11) had two hits in addition to pitching seven innings. He gave up two runs and four hits. He walked two and struck out 10. "Tim did a great job," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "Not only did he pitch well, he got a couple of hits there. Its a shame he couldnt get him the win. "In all my years Ive never seen a team go through such a hard time getting runs in like were having right now. Its a shame because were getting such great pitching." Wood (7-7) allowed an unearned run while walking four and striking out seven. Wood was 1-4 over his previous nine games. Hes been involved in 10 one-run decisions. "Early on it was kind of a grind but it was that way for both of us," Wood said. "I was able to settle down quite nicely." Pedro Strop threw a scoreless eighth, his 12th consecutive scoreless outing (10 2-3 innings) since joining the Cubs on July 2. Kevin Gregg recorded the final three outs for his 22nd save in 25 chances, and his third straight of the series. Wood ended the scoreless tie with his third home run, a solo shot with two outs and on a 2-2 count, in the fifth. It was the first career home run Lincecum has allowed to an opposing pitcher. Lincecum survived a shaky start to retire 13 of 14 batters until Wood took him deep. "It was just a couple of location mistakes," Lincecum said. "Except for the two home runs everything seemed to come out of my hand better." The Giants left the bases loaded in the third and had the bases loaded with no outs in the fifth. Buster Poseys grounder to Luis Valbuena turned into a 5-2 double play before Sandoval doubled to tie the game. "Thank goodness we got another weird grounder to third we could turn into a double play," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "You dont see a force and tag like that too often." Castillo hit his third home run with two outs in the seventh, giving the Cubs a 2-1 advantage. "He was behind in the count and I was looking for a fastball," Castillo said. "He gave it to me." The Giants, who have committed a major league-leading 76 errors, took fielding practice instead of batting practice before the game. NOTES: The Giants activated RHP Guillermo Moscosco, whom they acquired in a trade from the Chicago Cubs last week. RHP Yusmeiro Petit was designated for assignment to make room for Moscosco. ... The Giants are scheduled for a White House visit on Mondays day off before starting a series at Philadelphia on Tuesday. Giants Hall of Famer Willie Mays was asked to accompany the team to Washington D.C. and missed the Hall of Fame ceremonies. ... Woods three HRs and eight RBIs are the most by any pitcher this year. ... The first inning lasted 31 minutes and the pitchers needed a combined 58 pitches to complete it. ... Cubs RHP Scott Baker (Tommy John surgery), who has not appeared in a major league game since Sept. 24, 2011, when he was with the Minnesota Twins, will make his fourth rehab start on Monday. Hes 0-2 with a 13.50 ERA in his first three starts. ... RHP Jeff Samardzija (6-9, 3.94) starts for the Cubs when they open a four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. ... LHP Barry Zito (4-7, 4.92) starts Tuesday nights game at the Philadelphia Phillies. Hes 0-6 with a 9.89 ERA on the road. Wholesale Stitched NFL Jerseys . The (11-11-4) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 26 points. Fifth place Dallas and sixth-seeded Nashville also have 26 points, but the Stars have three games in hand on Winnipeg while Nashville has two. Cheap Jerseys From China . 10 VCU 85-67 on Thursday night at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Seminoles (4-0) have scored at least 80 points in each of their games. http://www.jerseysnflcheapchina.com/ . 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