Although he took his share of lumps and tough luck in August, the Chicago Cubs' Travis Wood wrapped up the month with one of his most impressive outings of the season.
Facing the lowest-scoring offense in baseball might help him open September in similar fashion.
Wood looks to guide the Cubs to three straight home wins for the first time in almost two months Monday when they open a three-game series against the Miami Marlins.
Brian Bogusevic had two hits and Welington Castillo had two RBIs as Chicago (58-78) defeated Philadelphia 7-1 Sunday to take the final two games in a three-game set. The last-place Cubs, who won their first home series since July 5-7, are 7-19 at Wrigley Field since last winning three in a row there July 6-9.
They'll attempt to match that streak behind Wood (8-10, 3.09 ERA), who avoided a winless August by outpitching Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday.
After going 0-3 with a 5.16 ERA while receiving three total runs of support in his first five August sta...