Drew Storen

Dodgers' Alex Wood and Joc Pederson team up to beat the Reds 3-1

Dodgers' Alex Wood and Joc Pederson team up to beat the Reds 3-1

The fire alarm blared across the room. Emergency lights flashed at two-second intervals. A thin haze of smoke filtered through the visitors’ clubhouse at Great American Ball Park, the product of a postgame fireworks display, one of the few explosive exhibitions staged by the Reds on Friday. In a 3-1 Dodgers victory, Alex Wood disarmed almost all the rest.

Logging eight innings for only the second time as a Dodger, Wood kept his defenders busy and his opponents unsteady. He struck out five and permitted four hits. The last cost him a chance at a shutout, as he allowed a home run to Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco in the eighth.

Even so, Wood (7-0, 1.90 earned-run average) became...

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