Wada signed a Minor League deal with the Cubs last December. Wada got some run support in the fifth. Wada, a former Orioles minor leaguer, made his first career start against his former team. In 207 starts in Japan, Wada had never thrown a no-hitter, and he was vying to become the first Japanese pitcher to do so in the U.S. since Hideo Nomo. Wada got a popout after the homer that landed on Waveland Avenue and departed to a standing The Cubs recorded their first series sweep since one in Boston on June 30 to July 2. The Cubs extended their advantage to 2-0 in the sixth on Anthony Rizzo's RBI double after Chris Coghlan doubled.