Wood strikes out 10, Dodgers blank Rockies

DENVER (AP) For the first time, left-hander Alex Wood was in a groove at hitter-friendly Coors Field.

Wood struck out 10 in six innings and drove in a run with a well-placed bunt on a squeeze play, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Colorado Rockies 4-0 on Saturday night.

''You have enough bad ones here, eventually you're able to have a good one,'' Wood said with a smile. ''That's just kind of how it went tonight. I just felt the execution was there. That was the biggest part for me. You never know what your ball is going to do, but I felt like I was able to command it pretty good. And I felt that was the difference for sure.''

Wood (4-0) fanned at least one batter in five of his six innings and struck out the side in the third en route to reversing a dismal history at Coors, where he had gone 0-2 with an 11.25 ERA in four previous starts.

''He's found a nice rhythm.,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''Obviously, this is a tough place to pitch and to give us a six-inning shutout was big. Then, go the `pen and those guys did their thing.''

Wood has 21 strikeouts in his last two starts, fanning a season-high 11 last time out in beating the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.

''He's commanding the ball, he's changing speeds, he's throwing his three pitches at any time and he's on a nice roll,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said.

Brett Eibner supplied additional offense with his first home run of the season and Austin Barnes and Justin Turner added RBI doubles for the Dodgers, who won their 100th game at Coors Field, the most by any visiting club.

The Rockies, shut out at home for the second time this season, had five hits off Wood, all singles. They had no better luck against relievers Josh Fields, Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen, who combined to throw three innings of two-hit ball.

''It was tough for us to put a rally together,'' the Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez said. ''We hit sharp line drives right at the corners. They pitched well. Wood is having a good year.''

A couple of sparkling defensive plays by the Dodgers also hemmed in the Rockies, whose NL West-lead over Los Angeles dwindled to one-half game.

First baseman Cody Bellinger turned an unassisted double play in the sixth, spearing Gonzalez's searing line drive and catching Nolan Arenado, aboard with a walk, off the bag.

With a runner on second in the eighth, third baseman Turner ranged to his left to snag Arenado's line drive before it could get through the hole. A frustrated Arenado pounded his bat into the dirt after Turner made the play.

Tyler Anderson (2-4) had eight strikeouts in 5 2-3 innings but the Dodgers managed to make solid contact when they did connect. Five of their seven hits went for extra bases, including Eibner's homer leading off the fifth that soared into the stand of evergreens beyond the wall in center field.

STRONG FINISH

Taking no chances with a four-run lead, Roberts brought on closer Jansen in a non-save situation in the ninth, and he finished the shutout, getting two strikeouts. ''By the book, it was a non-save situation but here in Denver, it's almost like four runs is a save,'' Roberts said. ''For him to take the baseball and not let these guys have any life and put them away says a lot about him as a teammate.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: 2B Logan Forsythe, sidelined since April 19 with a right toe fracture, ran the bases Saturday and was slated to move on to a rehab assignment next Tuesday.

Rockies: C Tony Wolters, placed on the 7-day DL with a concussion May 3 after being struck in the head by the back swing of a bat in San Diego, has begun his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque. He caught six innings against Nashville and was 1 for 4 with a home run as the designated hitter for Albuquerque on Saturday night. ... CF Charlie Blackmon was not in the starting lineup for the first time this season as Black decided to give him a break. ''I thought it was the right day to give him a night (off) from starting.'' Blackmon remained available for pinch-hitting.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: LHP Julio Urias (0-0, 1.06 ERA) is making his fourth start of the season and looking to break through for his first win.

Rockies: Rookie RHP Antonio Senzatela (5-1, 2.86 ERA) has pitched at least six innings in all four of his starts at Coors Field, winning three. He's facing the Dodgers for the first time in his career.

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RockiesCOL23-15
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  • W: A. Wood (4-0)L: T. Anderson (2-4)
  • HR: LAD - B. Eibner (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Taylor 2B51100011.305.423.508.9311.5
C. Seager SS40000021.284.374.470.844-1.0
J. Turner 3B40210000.357.434.476.9114.0
F. Gutierrez LF30100011.304.385.565.9501.5
J. Pederson PR10000001.234.333.338.6710.0
E. Hernandez CF31100111.238.310.524.8343.5
C. Bellinger 1B30000132.308.384.6921.076-0.5
A. Barnes C31110111.275.383.550.9336.5
B. Eibner RF31111113.300.364.600.9646.5
A. Wood P10010010.077.077.077.1540.5
a- C. Utley PH10000010.194.286.306.592-0.5
J. Fields P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Baez RP0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- S. Van Slyke PH10000000.139.244.333.5770.0
K. Jansen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-struck out for Wood in the 7th
  • b-popped out for Baez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B40300010.283.358.359.7172.5
I. Desmond LF40100023.308.327.462.7892.0
N. Arenado 3B30000123.294.346.559.9050.0
M. Reynolds 1B40100023.328.403.6411.0440.0
C. Gonzalez RF40100012.210.275.315.5900.5
P. Valaika SS40000010.243.282.432.714-0.5
G. Parra CF40100021.273.301.384.6850.0
R. Hanigan C30000012.304.333.435.768-0.5
T. Anderson P20000022.071.071.071.143-1.0
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Amarista PH10000000.314.333.486.8190.0
C. Qualls P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-flied out for Ottavino in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Turner (12), F. Gutierrez (3), E. Hernandez (10), A. Barnes (6)
  • HR - B. Eibner
  • SH - A. Wood
  • RBI - J. Turner (16), A. Barnes (5), B. Eibner (2), A. Wood (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Turner (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Barnes (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Desmond (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - C. Bellinger
FIELDING
  • DP - D. LeMahieu, P. Valaika, M. Reynolds
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wood (W, 4-0)6.050011002.271.0027.0
J. Fields1.00000100.630.003.5
P. Baez1.01000001.231.002.0
K. Jansen1.01000301.231.003.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Wood (W, 4-0)6.0
J. Fields1.0
P. Baez1.0
K. Jansen1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (L, 2-4)5.25332816.431.244.0
S. Oberg0.10001105.523.00-0.5
M. Dunn1.02110203.602.001.0
A. Ottavino1.00001102.451.002.5
C. Qualls1.00000002.450.003.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (L, 2-4)5.2
S. Oberg0.1
M. Dunn1.0
A. Ottavino1.0
C. Qualls1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wood 88-60, J. Fields 21-14, P. Baez 16-12, K. Jansen 16-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wood 4-3, J. Fields 1-1, P. Baez 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Wood 23, J. Fields 3, P. Baez 4, K. Jansen 4
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Oberg (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 102-68, S. Oberg 12-7, M. Dunn 23-12, A. Ottavino 15-9, C. Qualls 8-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 5-4, A. Ottavino 1-0, C. Qualls 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 24, S. Oberg 2, M. Dunn 5, A. Ottavino 3, C. Qualls 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Taylor 2B51100011.305.423.508.9311.5
C. Seager SS40000021.284.374.470.844-1.0
J. Turner 3B40210000.357.434.476.9114.0
F. Gutierrez LF30100011.304.385.565.9501.5
J. Pederson PR10000001.234.333.338.6710.0
E. Hernandez CF31100111.238.310.524.8343.5
C. Bellinger 1B30000132.308.384.6921.076-0.5
A. Barnes C31110111.275.383.550.9336.5
B. Eibner RF31111113.300.364.600.9646.5
A. Wood P10010010.077.077.077.1540.5
a- C. Utley PH10000010.194.286.306.592-0.5
J. Fields P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Baez RP0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- S. Van Slyke PH10000000.139.244.333.5770.0
K. Jansen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Wood in the 7th
  • b-popped out for Baez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B40300010.283.358.359.7172.5
I. Desmond LF40100023.308.327.462.7892.0
N. Arenado 3B30000123.294.346.559.9050.0
M. Reynolds 1B40100023.328.403.6411.0440.0
C. Gonzalez RF40100012.210.275.315.5900.5
P. Valaika SS40000010.243.282.432.714-0.5
G. Parra CF40100021.273.301.384.6850.0
R. Hanigan C30000012.304.333.435.768-0.5
T. Anderson P20000022.071.071.071.143-1.0
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Amarista PH10000000.314.333.486.8190.0
C. Qualls P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Total37070011518-----
  • a-flied out for Ottavino in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Turner (12), F. Gutierrez (3), E. Hernandez (10), A. Barnes (6)
  • HR - B. Eibner
  • SH - A. Wood
  • RBI - J. Turner (16), A. Barnes (5), B. Eibner (2), A. Wood (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Turner (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Barnes (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Desmond (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - C. Bellinger
FIELDING
  • DP - D. LeMahieu, P. Valaika, M. Reynolds
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wood (W, 4-0)6.050011002.271.0027.0
J. Fields1.00000100.630.003.5
P. Baez1.01000001.231.002.0
K. Jansen1.01000301.231.003.5
Total9.07001140---
PITCHERSIP
A. Wood (W, 4-0)6.0
J. Fields1.0
P. Baez1.0
K. Jansen1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (L, 2-4)5.25332816.431.244.0
S. Oberg0.10001105.523.00-0.5
M. Dunn1.02110203.602.001.0
A. Ottavino1.00001102.451.002.5
C. Qualls1.00000002.450.003.0
Total9.07444121---
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (L, 2-4)5.2
S. Oberg0.1
M. Dunn1.0
A. Ottavino1.0
C. Qualls1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wood 88-60, J. Fields 21-14, P. Baez 16-12, K. Jansen 16-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wood 4-3, J. Fields 1-1, P. Baez 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Wood 23, J. Fields 3, P. Baez 4, K. Jansen 4
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Oberg (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 102-68, S. Oberg 12-7, M. Dunn 23-12, A. Ottavino 15-9, C. Qualls 8-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 5-4, A. Ottavino 1-0, C. Qualls 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 24, S. Oberg 2, M. Dunn 5, A. Ottavino 3, C. Qualls 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Turner doubled to deep right, Taylor scored40
  • 5TH INNING
    Eibner homered to center30
  • 2ND INNING
    Wood hit sacrifice bunt to third, Barnes scored, Eibner to second20
    Barnes doubled to deep center, Hernandez scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • C. Qualls Pitching:
    • B. Eibner: Eibner lined out to left
    • P. Baez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Baez popped out to third
    • C. Taylor: Taylor grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Jansen Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Ball, Reynolds singled to shallow center
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • P. Valaika: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Valaika struck out looking
    • G. Parra: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • A. Ottavino Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • C. Bellinger: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike looking, Bellinger struck out looking
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Barnes grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Hernandez out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Baez Pitching:
    • A. Amarista: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Amarista flied out to center
    • D. LeMahieu: Foul, Ball, LeMahieu singled to right center
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Desmond grounded out to second, LeMahieu to second
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Arenado lined out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Dunn Pitching:
    • C. Utley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Utley struck out swinging
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Taylor singled to right
    • C. Seager: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Seager struck out looking
    • J. Turner: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Turner doubled to deep right, Taylor scored
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pederson flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Fields Pitching:
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Valaika flied out to deep right
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • R. Hanigan: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hanigan grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Turner grounded out to third
    • F. Gutierrez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Gutierrez doubled to deep right
    • E. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bellinger walked
    • A. Barnes: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pederson to third, Bellinger to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Barnes walked
    • B. Eibner: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Eibner struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked
    • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez lined into double play first, Arenado out at first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • B. Eibner: Ball, Ball, Foul, Eibner homered to center
    • A. Wood: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Wood struck out looking
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • C. Seager: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Seager flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • R. Hanigan: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hanigan grounded out to first
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to right
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Hernandez lined out to third
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Barnes struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Ball, Valaika grounded out to third
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Parra grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Seager grounded out to third
    • J. Turner: Foul, Ball, Turner lined out to center
    • F. Gutierrez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gutierrez grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez doubled to deep left
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Barnes doubled to deep center, Hernandez scored
    • B. Eibner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Barnes stole third, Ball, Ball, Eibner walked
    • A. Wood: Wood hit sacrifice bunt to third, Barnes scored, Eibner to second
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Taylor fouled out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to shallow center
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Valaika flied out to left
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Parra reached on an infield single to second, Gonzalez to second
    • R. Hanigan: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hanigan struck out swinging
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Taylor grounded out to third
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Turner singled to left center
    • F. Gutierrez: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gutierrez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, LeMahieu struck out on foul tip
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond singled to center
    • N. Arenado: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Desmond stole second, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Reynolds lined out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)