Wood posts longest World Series no-hit bid in Dodgers history

Troy Taormina / USA TODAY Sports

Alex Wood was completely dominant for all but one pitch in Game 4.

The Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander tossed 5 2/3 no-hit innings against the Houston Astros on Saturday before George Springer took him deep for a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth.

Wood's efforts served as the longest no-hit bid in a World Series game in Dodgers history.

YEAR Pitcher IP
2017 Alex Wood 5.2
1963 Sandy Koufax 4.2
1965 Sandy Koufax 4
1953 Carl Erskine 4
1947 Ralph Branca 4

Since Don Larsen's perfect game with the New York Yankees during the 1956 World Series, Wood is only the fifth pitcher to carry a no-hitter longer than five innings in the Fall Classic, and only the second since Jake Arrieta in more than 40 years, according to ESPN Stats and Info.

Wood, who was removed from the game immediately after with the Dodgers trailing 1-0, finished with two walks and three strikeouts.

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