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Wood leaves after three homers in three innings

CINCINNATI -- A stiff shoulder forced Chicago Cubs starter
Kerry Wood out after the third inning of a game against the
Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.

Wood gave up three solo homers and four hits overall, throwing
66 pitches before he was replaced.

He has been bothered by a sore shoulder since spring training,
when bursitis limited him to three starts. He went on the disabled
list May 3 with a shoulder strain, and wasn't activated until June
29.

The right-hander had trouble keeping his pitches down in his
fifth start since coming off the disabled list. He gave up a solo
homer in the first inning to Felipe Lopez, one in the second to
Adam Dunn and another in the third to Ken Griffey Jr.

Pitching coach Larry Rothschild and a trainer came out to talk
to Wood after Griffey hit his first career homer off him and his
522nd overall. Wood stayed in the game and retired the next two
batters, but didn't return for the fourth inning.

Wood missed two months last season because of a triceps injury.