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Alex Wood is sharp but bullpen lets down Dodgers in 4-3 loss to Giants

Alex Wood is sharp but bullpen lets down Dodgers in 4-3 loss to Giants

On nights when Clayton Kershaw does not pitch, the deployment of Dodgers pitchers often resembles a procession of men stepping across a high wire. The starter rarely appears in the seventh inning. The relievers building the bridge to closer Kenley Jansen can incite anxiety. The process is fraught with peril.

In a 4-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, the group teetered until tumbling into the abyss. Alex Wood gave up one hit, but left the game after the sixth inning. The bullpen coughed up the lead in spectacular fashion, ending when the Giants loaded the bases with no outs in the 10th off Ross Stripling, who gave up walkoff sacrifice fly to Hunter Pence.

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