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Alex Wood efficient, effective in best effort by far with Dodgers

Alex Wood efficient, effective in best effort by far with Dodgers

Alex Wood was surprised when Don Mattingly approached to shake his hand Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

"I kind of started pulling it back a little bit," Wood recalled with a laugh.

The handshake with the manager traditionally marks the end of a starting pitcher's night. In this case, the gesture felt premature.

"He looked at me kind of funny," Mattingly said.

While deprived of the chance to throw his first complete game of the season, Wood nonetheless pitched his finest game in a Dodgers uniform, blanking the Colorado Rockies over eight innings of a 2-0 victory.

The left-hander gave up only one hit, a two-out single to Kyle Wood in the...

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