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Dodgers keep on rolling, thanks mainly to Wood’s sizzling feat on the mound


Alex Wood is taking baseball by storm.

And who wouldn’t be electrified by his dazzling display for the Los Angeles Dodgers?

The 26-year-old former Braves and Georgia Bulldogs pitcher has accomplished something that Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Fernando Valenzuela and Clayton Kershaw never did.

He became the first Dodgers pitcher in more than a century to win his first 11 decisions in a season.

He did so after helping the NL West leaders swamp the host Miami Marlins 7-1 last Saturday night.

Wood (11-0) pitched six scoreless innings, yielding just three hits and a walk. He fanned out 10 and lowered his ERA to 1.56.

As a Brewer, Wood pitched two and a half seasons for the team and went 21-20.

But the Braves traded him to the Dodgers in 2015 in a three-team, 13-player swap that brought Cuban prospect Hector Olivera to Atlanta.

Before this 11-0 season, Wood was 6-10 for the Dodgers.

Newcomer Cody Bellinger also shone for the Dodgers in their latest win by becoming the franchise’s first rookie to hit for a cycle.

But Wood shone brighter as he delivered more zeroes.

The Dodgers cruised to their eighth consecutive Saturday game as Woods picked up where he left off before the break.

He pitched six scoreless innings, allowing only three hits and a walk while striking out four and forcing 11 ground ball outs.

His spectacular feat on the mound likewise enabled him to become the first LA Dodgers pitcher since at least 1913 to begin a term 11-0, and also lower his seasonal ERA to just 1.56.

Woods already notched 27 and 1/3- innings of scoreless streak earlier this season.

Currently, he has a streak of 15 successive scoreless frames, since June 30.

In his last 10 starts, he allowed zero runs on six occasions and one run on three occasions, allowing six total runs in 62 innings during that stretch with 74 strikeouts.

The Dodgers are the owners of the best record in Major League Baseball this season at 63-29.

At the rate they are going, they are on course for notching 111 victories in 2017.

And with Wood providing inspiration of gargantuan magnitude, the Dodgers are looking every inch unstoppable in nailing their target.