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Illness pushes back Wood's next start

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Dodgers' rotation juggling continued Sunday when manager Dave Roberts announced that Alex Wood and Hyun-Jin Ryu would swap starts for the opening series of the homestand against Oakland.

Wood, originally scheduled to start Tuesday night, will instead go Wednesday night, with Ryu starting Tuesday night's game. The switch was necessitated by a case of food poisoning that Wood contracted, along with teammate Cody Bellinger.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Dodgers' rotation juggling continued Sunday when manager Dave Roberts announced that Alex Wood and Hyun-Jin Ryu would swap starts for the opening series of the homestand against Oakland.

Wood, originally scheduled to start Tuesday night, will instead go Wednesday night, with Ryu starting Tuesday night's game. The switch was necessitated by a case of food poisoning that Wood contracted, along with teammate Cody Bellinger.

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Wood was sent back to the hotel and missed Saturday night's 14-inning loss to the Giants. He felt well enough Sunday to play catch, but not to throw a scheduled bullpen session. Bellinger played the entire game Saturday night, but was not in Sunday's starting lineup, Roberts said, to allow him to recover.

Ryu last started April 2 and Wood last started Wednesday. The Dodgers have scheduled off-days Monday and Thursday.

Roberts also said that Sunday starter Clayton Kershaw, Saturday night starter Rich Hill and Kenta Maeda would start next weekend's games against Arizona, but their order had not been finalized. If Kershaw remains on a five-day cycle, which has been the norm, he would start Friday, followed by Hill and Maeda.

Because of off-days and a rainout, Maeda had been sent to the bullpen, and he pitched a testing scoreless inning Saturday night. Roberts said he would not use Maeda on Sunday.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.

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