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Dodgers look to continue road ways, Alex Wood tries to stop road woes

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Don't look now, but the Dodgers' offensive juggernaut looks to continue its roll in Wednesday's series finale against the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Wait, what?

With three home runs in their 10-5 win against Tampa Bay on Tuesday night, the Dodgers have scored in double digits in consecutive road games for the first time since visiting the Blue Jays on July 22-23, 2013. After Wednesday, the Dodgers move on to Toronto for a weekend series beginning Friday.

Sure, the consecutive road games this time around were the bookends that included a 12-run, seven-game homestand in between, but don't let pesky details get in the way of a nice fun fact. The first of these two double-digit outbursts came at Coors Field on Apr. 24.

We are still in the early going, but for what it's worth the Dodgers have fared better when wearing their gray uniforms this season. They are 9-5 on the road, scoring 5.79 runs per game while hitting .274/.343/.420, compared to .199/.284/.313 and 2.69 runs per game at home.

Alex Wood has his own home-road splits to deal with, heading into Wednesday's start against the Rays. So far this year Wood has pitched 14 innings both at Dodger Stadium and on the road. At home he has allowed just two runs on 10 hits, with 12 strikeouts and four walks.

On the road this year, Wood has allowed 16 runs on 21 hits, with nine strikeouts and eight walks. Since joining the Dodgers, Wood has a 6.75 ERA in 10 road starts, with 33 strikeouts and 26 walks in 50⅔ innings.

In case you were wondering, the last time the Dodgers scored 10 or more runs in three consecutive road games was June 11-27, 2011, when they did so in Colorado (two games) and Minnesota (one game).

Game info

Time: 4:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA