Game 135: Alex Wood is good.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood pitched seven innings against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, his longest start as a Dodger, and did not allow a run. (Associated Press photo)

SAN DIEGO — For Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, leaving Alex Wood to pitch seven innings or more was a matter of getting the right matchup. For Wood, it meant something more. His seven shutout innings worked out pretty well regardless of what it meant to anyone in the Dodgers’ 2-0 win. The box score is here.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.