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Alex Wood right where he wants to be in Dodgers opener vs. Padres

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Alex Wood gets the start for the Dodgers in their series opener against the Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium, his final start in an up-and-down April.

But that's nothing new for Wood, who has been up and down since joining the Dodgers last July 30.

At home as a Dodger, he has six quality starts in six tries, with a 2.21 ERA, 28 strikeouts and eight walks in 40⅔ innings.

But in 10 road starts with LA, Wood has a 6.75 ERA with 33 strikeouts and 26 walks in 50⅔ innings. He lasted six or more innings just twice in those 10 starts, with only one quality start.

That start came against the Padres, with seven scoreless innings last Sept. 5 at Petco Park. Wood lasted seven innings in both of his 2015 starts against San Diego, including once at Dodger Stadium, allowing two total runs.

Then again, giving up any runs to the Padres would be something new for the 2016 Dodgers, who opened their season by outscoring San Diego 25-0 in a three-game sweep at Petco Park.

The Dodgers have a 29-inning scoreless streak against the Padres dating back to Oct. 4, 2015. The longest Dodgers scoreless streak against any single opponent, at least dating back to 1912, is a 43-inning collection of zeroes against the Boston Braves by Brooklyn in 1941, per STATS LLC.