Braves beat Dodgers 12-3 after Wood unravels in 1st loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jaime Garcia maintains a poker face most of the time. But the Atlanta pitcher couldn't stop smiling after the biggest hit of his career.

Garcia launched a grand slam off previously unbeaten Alex Wood to highlight the Braves' 12-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

''That was pretty unbelievable,'' Garcia said. ''I've never hit a grand slam in my life, not even in Little League.''

The subject of trade speculation lately, Garcia limited Los Angeles to three runs over seven innings as the Braves won their second straight at Dodger Stadium. The NL West leaders hadn't lost two in a row since June 5-6 against Washington. They've been outscored 18-6 in the first two games of the series.

It was the Dodgers' most lopsided defeat of the season.

''No panic here,'' manager Dave Roberts said. ''It's one loss and we still feel good about ourselves.''

Wood (11-1) got knocked around by his former team. The All-Star left-hander gave up nine runs - seven earned - and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings, tying his shortest start since joining the rotation April 21. He struck out four and walked four.

Wood allowed a career high in runs and a season high in hits while throwing a season-most 100 pitches. He hadn't lost at home since Sept. 22, 2015.

''I didn't have my command like usual,'' Wood said. ''It was tough. Just didn't get ahead and execute.''

In Wood's previous 12 starts, he notched 10 wins while allowing a total of 10 earned runs in 73 innings.

Garcia (4-7) had been the center of trade talk ahead of this start that had the left-hander going to Minnesota for a minor leaguer. He shook off the chatter and allowed seven hits while striking out four and walking one.

''I was aware stuff was going on because of family members and friends reaching out,'' Garcia said. ''Last night when I went home, my focus was 100 percent getting ready for this start.''

Tyler Flowers hit a three-run homer off Grant Dayton in the sixth for the Braves, who improved to 3-8 at Dodger Stadium since the start of the 2014 season. Flowers finished 2 for 4, driving in a season high-tying four runs and scoring twice.

Garcia chased Wood with his two-out grand slam in the fifth that extended Atlanta's lead to 9-0.

''He threw me a really good slider the pitch before,'' Garcia said. ''I'm just thinking, just put it in play. He just made a mistake. I hit that ball hard.''

Standing at second, Flowers heard the loud crack of Garcia's bat on the 0-2 pitch.

''He did a great job of battling that at-bat,'' Flowers said. ''Other pitchers get in that spot, get down two, they just kind of wave at it and get it over with, but he was grinding and got rewarded.''

Wood's fielding was suspect, too.

He couldn't handle a routine popup by Garcia near the first base line with two outs in the fourth, costing the Dodgers two more runs. With first baseman Cody Bellinger watching helplessly, the ball hit the heel of Wood's glove and caromed into foul territory. Expecting the inning to be over, Sean Rodriguez nearly ran up on Nick Markakis' heels at the plate as they both scored on the error to make it 4-0.

''Cody just lost it; dark sky,'' Wood said. ''In retrospect, you probably won't see me trying to catch a fly ball anymore.''

The Braves jumped all over Wood in the first inning. He gave up consecutive hits to open the game, with Johan Camargo's double driving in the first run. Flowers made it 2-0 on a two-out RBI single.

Atlanta increased its lead to 5-0 on Freddie Freeman's team-high 18th homer leading off the fifth.

The Dodgers scored their first run on Yasiel Puig's RBI groundout in the fifth. They added two more in the seventh on Kike Hernandez's RBI triple and Yasmani Grandal's RBI groundout.

PILING ON

The Braves' runs were their most since July 8, when they scored 13 at Washington.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: RHP Brandon McCarthy could be given extra rest before his next start after being bothered by a finger blister in his four-inning outing Thursday. ... 1B Adrian Gonzalez, on the DL since June 12 with a herniated disk in his back, took grounders before the game. He is expected back sometime in August. ... OF Andre Ethier, who hasn't played this season because of the same injury as Gonzalez, could return in September when rosters expand. ... LHP Scott Kazmir, who hasn't pitched in the majors this season while struggling with velocity issues, is in Houston to work with a specialist on his body mechanics. ... OF Andrew Toles, out for the rest of the season after surgery for a torn right ACL, is recovering well and expected to be ready for the start of spring training.

BRAVES MOVES

Atlanta placed C Kurt Suzuki on the bereavement list to attend his grandfather's funeral in Hawaii. He's expected to rejoin the team Monday in Arizona. ... The Braves selected the contract of C Anthony Recker from Triple-A Gwinnett. To make room on the 40-man roster, LHP Eric O'Flaherty was released.

UP NEXT

Braves: RHP Julio Teheran (7-7, 4.69 ERA) is 0-5 with a 5.50 ERA against the Dodgers in his career.

Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (6-4, 3.55) goes against the Braves for the first time since August 2013 when he was with Cleveland. He is 3-0 in seven career games (five starts) against Atlanta with a 1.89 ERA.

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  • W: J. Garcia (4-7)L: A. Wood (11-1)
  • HR: ATL - J. Garcia (1), T. Flowers (8), F. Freeman (18)
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Taylor LF40000012.305.378.516.894-0.5
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    C. Seager SS30000010.298.393.509.902-0.5
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    J. Pederson CF10000000.238.351.451.8020.0
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    C. Bellinger 1B41100001.270.352.617.9692.0
    L. Forsythe 2B-3B30000111.239.365.330.6950.5
    E. Hernandez CF-SS42210001.221.317.482.8007.0
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    • a-grounded out for Dayton in the 6th
    • b-grounded out for Stripling in the 5th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Camargo (13)
    • HR - F. Freeman (18), T. Flowers (8), J. Garcia
    • RBI - J. Camargo (15), F. Freeman (38), T. Flowers 4 (33), J. Garcia 4 (7)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Flowers (9), J. Garcia 4 (7)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Turner (19), Y. Grandal (21)
    • 3B - E. Hernandez (2)
    • RBI - E. Hernandez (28), Y. Grandal (40), Y. Puig (48)
    FIELDING
    • E - T. Thompson (2), A. Wood (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Garcia (W, 4-7)7.07331404.301.3222.0
    I. Krol1.00000105.451.473.5
    A. Morris1.00001100.000.432.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Garcia (W, 4-7)7.0
    I. Krol1.0
    A. Morris1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Wood (L, 11-1)4.29974422.170.97-11.0
    R. Stripling0.10000003.591.310.0
    G. Dayton1.03330014.631.20-3.0
    L. Avilan1.00001103.761.522.5
    J. Fields2.01000202.600.986.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Wood (L, 11-1)4.2
    R. Stripling0.1
    G. Dayton1.0
    L. Avilan1.0
    J. Fields2.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Garcia 91-59, I. Krol 15-8, A. Morris 18-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Garcia 11-5, I. Krol 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Garcia 28, I. Krol 3, A. Morris 4
    PITCHING
    • IBB - A. Wood (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wood 100-64, R. Stripling 1-1, G. Dayton 19-13, L. Avilan 20-12, J. Fields 23-17
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wood 4-6, R. Stripling 1-0, G. Dayton 1-2, L. Avilan 2-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Wood 27, R. Stripling, G. Dayton 6, L. Avilan 4, J. Fields 8
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    J. Camargo 2B52210013.318.341.470.8105.5
    F. Freeman 1B41211002.335.433.7071.1407.0
    M. Adams 1B10000000.290.336.555.8910.0
    M. Kemp LF52300002.295.342.480.8225.0
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      C. Taylor LF40000012.305.378.516.894-0.5
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      J. Turner 3B20100000.371.467.5781.0452.0
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      a- T. Thompson PH-CF-LF20000010.128.227.308.535-0.5
      C. Bellinger 1B41100001.270.352.617.9692.0
      L. Forsythe 2B-3B30000111.239.365.330.6950.5
      E. Hernandez CF-SS42210001.221.317.482.8007.0
      Y. Grandal C40210001.270.320.486.8064.0
      Y. Puig RF30010113.246.321.456.7771.5
      A. Wood P10000010.061.088.061.149-0.5
      R. Stripling P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      b- A. Barnes PH-2B20100001.282.396.513.9091.0
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      • a-grounded out for Dayton in the 6th
      • b-grounded out for Stripling in the 5th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Camargo (13)
      • HR - F. Freeman (18), T. Flowers (8), J. Garcia
      • RBI - J. Camargo (15), F. Freeman (38), T. Flowers 4 (33), J. Garcia 4 (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Flowers (9), J. Garcia 4 (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Turner (19), Y. Grandal (21)
      • 3B - E. Hernandez (2)
      • RBI - E. Hernandez (28), Y. Grandal (40), Y. Puig (48)
      FIELDING
      • E - T. Thompson (2), A. Wood (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Garcia (W, 4-7)7.07331404.301.3222.0
      I. Krol1.00000105.451.473.5
      A. Morris1.00001100.000.432.5
      Total9.0733260---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Garcia (W, 4-7)7.0
      I. Krol1.0
      A. Morris1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Wood (L, 11-1)4.29974422.170.97-11.0
      R. Stripling0.10000003.591.310.0
      G. Dayton1.03330014.631.20-3.0
      L. Avilan1.00001103.761.522.5
      J. Fields2.01000202.600.986.0
      Total9.0131210573---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Wood (L, 11-1)4.2
      R. Stripling0.1
      G. Dayton1.0
      L. Avilan1.0
      J. Fields2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Garcia 91-59, I. Krol 15-8, A. Morris 18-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Garcia 11-5, I. Krol 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Garcia 28, I. Krol 3, A. Morris 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - A. Wood (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wood 100-64, R. Stripling 1-1, G. Dayton 19-13, L. Avilan 20-12, J. Fields 23-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wood 4-6, R. Stripling 1-0, G. Dayton 1-2, L. Avilan 2-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Wood 27, R. Stripling, G. Dayton 6, L. Avilan 4, J. Fields 8
      • 7TH INNING
        Grandal grounded out to third, Hernandez scored123
        Hernandez tripled to deep right center, Bellinger scored122
      • 6TH INNING
        Flowers homered to center, Camargo and Kemp scored121
      • 5TH INNING
        Puig grounded out to third, Hernandez scored91
        Garcia homered to right, Kemp, Flowers and Rodriguez scored90
        Freeman homered to left center50
      • 4TH INNING
        Garcia safe at first on Wood fielding error, Markakis and Rodriguez scored, Garcia to second40
      • 1ST INNING
        Flowers singled to left, Camargo scored20
        Camargo doubled to deep center, Inciarte scored, Camargo to third10
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Fields Pitching:
        • D. Swanson: Ball, Swanson lined out to center
        • D. Santana: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • E. Inciarte: Inciarte lined out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Akeel Morris relieved Ian Krol
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Forsythe walked
        • E. Hernandez: Foul, Hernandez lined out to left
        • Y. Grandal: Foul, Ball, Foul, Grandal flied out to left
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Puig struck out looking
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Josh Fields pitching
        • Joc Pederson in center
        • M. Adams: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Adams flied out to deep center
        • M. Kemp: Ball, Foul, Kemp singled to right
        • T. Flowers: Flowers lined out to left
        • N. Markakis: Foul, Ball, Markakis safe at first on center fielder Thompson fielding error, Kemp to second
        • S. Rodriguez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • Ian Krol pitching
        • Danny Santana in left
        • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pederson lined out to left
        • T. Thompson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Thompson struck out swinging
        • C. Bellinger: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bellinger grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Luis Avilan pitching
        • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Swanson grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Garcia walked
        • E. Inciarte: Foul, Foul, Inciarte reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Garcia out at second
        • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Camargo struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Adams at first
        • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bellinger singled to shallow right center
        • L. Forsythe: Forsythe lined out to right
        • E. Hernandez: Hernandez tripled to deep right center, Bellinger scored
        • Y. Grandal: Ball, Grandal grounded out to third, Hernandez scored
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Puig walked
        • A. Barnes: Ball, Ball, Foul, Barnes singled to center, Puig to second
        • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Grant Dayton pitching
        • Austin Barnes at second
        • J. Camargo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Camargo singled to left
        • F. Freeman: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Freeman flied out to deep center
        • M. Kemp: Ball, Kemp singled to left, Camargo to second
        • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Flowers homered to center, Camargo and Kemp scored
        • N. Markakis: Markakis flied out to left
        • S. Rodriguez: Ball, Rodriguez grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • C. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor grounded out to third
        • C. Seager: Seager grounded out to first
        • Trayce Thompson hit for Grant Dayton
        • T. Thompson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Thompson grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Wood Pitching:
        • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Freeman homered to left center
        • M. Kemp: Ball, Kemp singled to right
        • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Flowers walked, Kemp to second
        • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Markakis grounded out to second, Kemp to third, Flowers to second
        • S. Rodriguez: Rodriguez intentionally walked
        • D. Swanson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Swanson struck out on foul tip
        • J. Garcia: Foul, Foul, Foul, Garcia homered to right, Kemp, Flowers and Rodriguez scored
        • Ross Stripling relieved Alex Wood
        • E. Inciarte: Inciarte grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (5 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Forsythe struck out looking
        • E. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez singled to left
        • Y. Grandal: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Grandal doubled to right, Hernandez to third
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig grounded out to third, Hernandez scored
        • Austin Barnes hit for Ross Stripling
        • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Barnes grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Wood Pitching:
        • T. Flowers: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Flowers struck out looking
        • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Markakis singled to left
        • S. Rodriguez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Rodriguez walked, Markakis to second
        • D. Swanson: Swanson flied out to deep right, Markakis to third, Rodriguez to second
        • J. Garcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Garcia safe at first on Wood fielding error, Markakis and Rodriguez scored, Garcia to second
        • E. Inciarte: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Inciarte walked
        • J. Camargo: Camargo grounded out to catcher
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Taylor grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • J. Turner: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Turner doubled to left
        • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Bellinger grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Wood Pitching:
        • J. Camargo: Ball, Camargo fouled out to first
        • F. Freeman: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Freeman singled to right
        • M. Kemp: Ball, Strike looking, Kemp grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Freeman out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • Y. Grandal: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Grandal reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • Y. Puig: Puig grounded into double play third to second to first, Grandal out at second
        • A. Wood: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wood struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Wood Pitching:
        • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
        • J. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garcia popped out to first
        • E. Inciarte: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Inciarte struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Bellinger flied out to left
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Forsythe lined out to first
        • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Wood Pitching:
        • E. Inciarte: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Inciarte reached on an infield single to second
        • J. Camargo: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Camargo doubled to deep center, Inciarte scored, Camargo to third
        • F. Freeman: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Freeman lined out to third
        • M. Kemp: Strike swinging, Kemp grounded out to third
        • T. Flowers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Flowers singled to left, Camargo scored
        • N. Markakis: Markakis singled to center, Flowers to second
        • S. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Rodriguez flied out to right
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Taylor flied out to center
        • C. Seager: Ball, Seager grounded out to second
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Turner flied out to deep left
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)