Wood loses perfect game in the ninth

PHILADELPHIA — Through eight innings, Travis Wood of Bryant has retired every batter he's faced in the Cincinnati Reds' game against the defending National League champion Philadelphia Phillies. He has struck out eight in a scoreless duel with former Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay. It is just Wood's third start in the Major Leagues.

Carlos Ruiz led off the ninth inning with a double into the gap in left-center to break up the perfect game and no-hitter but Wood worked around it and the game went to the 10th inning with no score.

In the top of the 10th, Laynce Nix pinch-hit for Wood as the Reds loaded the bases. But Philadelphia's Brad Lidge got out of the jam so Wood was denied his first win of the season as the game went to the bottom of the 10th.


  1. ZRose

    Can somebody confirm if this is the same Travis Wood that played on the Bryant, AK 15 year old Jr. Babe Ruth All-Star team in 2002 that went to the Jr. Babe Ruth World Series? Thank you.

  2. ZRose

    Thank you. I actually played against him that year in the Junior Babe Ruth World Series. I recognized his name after his performance tonight.

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