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Dodgers turn to Alex Wood to start new streak

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers try to start a new winning streak on Friday night against the Braves, and will send undefeated Alex Wood to the mound against his old team.

Wood has been fantastic at Dodger Stadium this season, posting a 1.55 ERA in 46⅓ innings, with 59 strikeouts and 11 walks. Contrast that to the road, where Wood has suffered in his 40⅓ innings, to the tune of a 1.56 ERA.

The Dodgers haven’t lost a Wood start since Apr. 26, winning his last 11 starts. Wood has picked up the victory in 10 of those starts with one no-decision, and enters Friday at 11-0 on the season.

Wood has yet to allow a run in July, covering two starts and 13 innings. He brings in a 15-inning scoreless streak into Friday night’s contest.

The Braves were reportedly close to trading Jaime Garcia to the Twins on Thursday night, but those talks have stalled and it appears Garcia will make his start on Friday night. Maybe.

The Dodgers will try to avoid losing consecutive games for the first time since dropping three straight from June 4-6.

Game info

Time: 7:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA