Cleveland Indians rough up Alex Wood in his Cactus League debut.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Alex Wood spent the better part of a month this winter fine-tuning his mechanics, which grew further out of whack last season as he dealt with a bone bruise on his right foot. Monday was his first healthy start in a Dodger uniform.

It didn’t go as planned. Wood allowed home runs to Giovanny Urshela and Jose Ramirez in his Cactus League debut against the Cleveland Indians. But the left-hander didn’t blame his misfortune on his mechanical adjustments.

“It felt good for the most part,” Wood said. The first inning, there were a couple sinkers that I got around a little bit. After that, I felt I zoned it in pretty good in terms of how it was coming out of my hand. I thought I was behind it.”

Wood’s final line: two innings, four hits, five runs (two earned), no walks and two strikeouts.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the 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.