Travis Wood used his bat, glove and left arm to help the Cubs beat the Mets 7-4 Thursday night at Wrigley Field. Apparently that's what it takes to pull off a rare sweep for the Cubs.

Wood drove in three runs with a two-run homer and a fielder's choice grounder. Defensively, he thwarted a Mets scoring chance in the second inning with a deft defensive move. And he pitched five innings to keep his team in the game on a night when his control was very shaky.

"It was a good day, you know, a big hit there in the second," Wood said of his second homer of the year. "And I was fortunate enough to get a glove on that ball that was going up the middle and it went for a double play. (But) five walks can't happen."

Anthony Rizzo's home run in the seventh inning and Junior Lake's two-run triple in the eighth proved the difference as the Cubs captured their first series sweep of the season. It also marked the first time the Cubs swept the Mets at Wrigley Field since April 23-25, 2004.

"I put a good swing on it and I didn't try to do too much," Rizzo said of his 11th homer of the season.

Wood allowed two runs on four hits in five-plus innings. He walked a season-high five batters and threw 92 pitches, prompting manager Rick Renteria to lift him after he had allowed a walk and two singles in the sixth that led to the two runs charged to him.