Wells, who signed a $1.25 million, one-year contract in the offseason after spending the previous two seasons with the New York Yankees, hasn’t lost on the road since April 9, his only defeat away from Petco Park this season.
The 41-year-old left-hander won his fifth straight road game Tuesday, beating the New York Mets 3-1. He went 8 2-3 innings, allowing one run and four hits. Wells didn’t issue a walk for the 12th time this season as he won his sixth decision in his last eight overall.
Wells, who has a team-low 3.48 ERA, is 6-1 with a 3.06 ERA in 10 road starts this year.
“He’s a pleasure to watch,” Padres manager Bruce Bochy said. “He’s a complete pitcher with command on both sides of the plate. He knows what he’s doing.”
Like Wells, the Padres have been at their best on the road. They are 37-26 away from Petco, compared to 33-33 in their new ballpark.
San Diego improved to 5-1 on its 10-game trip with Saturday’s 5-2 victory.