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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Left-hander Travis Wood of Bryant made his first start for the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday in a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants.
Battling for the fifth-starter spot in the Reds' rotation, Wood had worked seven innings in three games as a reliever giving up just one run on two hits. On Saturday, he got off to a rough start giving up a one-out solo homer to Edgar Renteria then, after Mark DeRosa reached on an error, a two-run shot by Aubrey Huff. But, after that, he pitched two scoreless innings allowing just one hit. One of the baserunners he allowed, Andres Torres, he picked off.
Wood's three-inning line was three runs, two earned, on three hits with two walks and four strikeouts. He wound up absorbing the loss as a quintet of hurlers including starter Todd Wellemeyer shut out the Reds on four hits. The Giants won 6-0.