CHICAGO — The only one not disappointed Kerry Wood didn't make the All-Star team was Kerry Wood.
The rookie pitcher struck out 13 in eight innings Wednesday to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Wood (8-3), backed by fans who hung "K's" around Wrigley Field for each strikeout, improved to 6-0 in eight starts at home. He gave up a one-out single in the third, a leadoff single in the fourth and a leadoff triple in the seventh.
"I wasn't expecting to make it," Wood said of the All-Star team. "Maybe next year."
Wood, who turned 21 on June 16, now has 139 strikeouts in 93 1/3 innings. Despite tying a record with 20 strikeouts in a nine-inning game this season, Wood was not among the reserves named Wednesday by Florida Marlin Manager Jim Leyland. He said he'll spend one of the off days taking part in a clinic at Wrigley Field.