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Sports LEADING OFF: Dodgers' Urías seeks MLB-leading 17th win

08:06  09 september  2021
08:06  09 september  2021 Source:   msn.com

Pollock's homer sends Dodgers to 5-3 win over Padres in 16

  Pollock's homer sends Dodgers to 5-3 win over Padres in 16 SAN DIEGO (AP) — After 16 innings that took 5 hours, 49 minutes to play, featuring 489 pitches by 19 pitchers who stranded a combined 35 baserunners, the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers finally got to celebrate. AJ Pollock led off the 16th with a two-run homer and the Dodgers outlasted the struggling San Diego Padres 5-3 early Thursday in by far the longest major league game since pandemic rules were implemented last year. No game had gone longerAJ Pollock led off the 16th with a two-run homer and the Dodgers outlasted the struggling San Diego Padres 5-3 early Thursday in by far the longest major league game since pandemic rules were implemented last year.

Urías was ranked by MLBpipeline.com as the top left-handed pitching prospect in all of baseball entering the 2015 season.[17] MLB .com ranked him the 8th-best prospect in baseball , and Baseball America named him the #10 prospect in 2015.[18][19] The Dodgers assigned him to the AA Tulsa Urías was scheduled to begin 2019 in the bullpen to reduce his innings in the early going, but injuries to Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill led to him beginning the season in the rotation.[43] He started four times, including a nine-strikeout game (in six innings) while allowing only one hit against the Brewers

Urías leads the majors in wins this year going into this matchup at Oracle Park between clubs competing for the NL West title. The 25-year-old has won seven straight decisions. Urías ’ previous career high for wins was five as a rookie in 2016. He blossomed in the postseason last year, going 3-0 with a save in six New York right-hander Marcus Stroman (9-12, 2.85) is set to face Washington right-hander Erick Fedde (6-9, 5.08) in the first seven-inning game. The Mets will give the ball to righty Tylor Megill (2-3, 4.04) in the nightcap against a Nats starter to be determined. ___ More AP MLB : https

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COUNTING UP

Dodgers lefty Julio Urías (16-3, 3.11 ERA) tries to add to his major league-leading win total when he pitches at St. Louis.

The 25-year-old is 7-0 in his last 12 starts. In that span, he has allowed more than two earned runs just once.

The Cardinals are the only Dodgers opponent in the National League that Urías has never started against. He faced St. Louis once in relief, throwing a scoreless inning in 2018.

With a formidable rotation that also includes former Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw and David Price along with star Walker Buehler, the Dodgers are competing with San Francisco for the NL West title. The Cardinals are chasing for a wild-card spot.

Senzatela earns 1st win since June, Rockies beat Dodgers 5-0

  Senzatela earns 1st win since June, Rockies beat Dodgers 5-0 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Antonio Senzatela's losing record and his lack of run support on the road didn't suggest the pitcher would have much success at Dodger Stadium. His performance on Sunday proved otherwise. Senzatela pitched seven sparkling innings, C.J. Cron slugged a three-run homer and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 to take two of three from the defending World Series champions. Senzatela (3-9) cooled off the Dodgers, winners of 17 of 20, by allowing two hits in his first win since June 2. Tyler Kinley worked the eighth, and Carlos Estévez finished the three-hitter. It was the Dodgers' fourth shutout loss of the season.

LEADING OFF : Dodgers ' Ur�as faces Giants, Cubs COVID woes. Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). Dodgers lefty Julio Urías (15-3, 3.17 ERA) starts against San Francisco for the fifth time this year — he’s 1-1 so far, and was tagged for season highs for seven runs and 11 hits by the Giants on May 29. Urías leads the majors in wins this year going into this matchup at Oracle Park between clubs competing for the NL West title.

Yahoo Fantasy Baseball MLB Rally MLB Quick Pick MLB Beat the Streak The Vault R.B.I. Baseball 21 MLB Home Run Derby MLB Pre-Pick (AUS) Prospect Rankings MLB Champions. Trea Turner belted a leadoff homer and Corey Seager hit a solo homer in the 9th to back Julio Urías ' eight-strikeout start in a 6-1 win . 'It was a good team effort all the way up and down." @treavturner with @kirsten_watson on the # Dodgers turning the page and getting the W today. pic.twitter.com/KutphssLWI.

HAMSTRUNG

The Yankees are monitoring ace Gerrit Cole two days after he left a start with tightness in his left hamstring. Manager Aaron Boone said Wednesday the star right-hander was feeling better about his situation and that the team would know more Thursday or Friday about how to proceed.

Boone said Cole was not getting an MRI but also said the team would see “if that’s in the cards.”

Cole is 14-7 with a 2.78 ERA. He had been 4-0 with a 0.73 ERA in four starts since missing time following a positive test for COVID-19.

REY OF HOPE

The White Sox hope Reynaldo López can give their struggling rotation a lift in a start against Oakland. The 27-year-old López shined in the bullpen after being recalled from Triple-A in July, and Chicago is hoping he can replicate that in a starting role with Lance Lynn and Lucas Giolito injured and Dallas Keuchel struggling.

Seager, Dodgers beat Braves 3-2; Albies' foul injures knee

  Seager, Dodgers beat Braves 3-2; Albies' foul injures knee LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves in a matchup of playoff contenders Tuesday night. Atlanta lost All-Star second baseman Ozzie Albies after he fouled a ball off his left knee in the fifth and had to be carried off the field. He’s batting .260 and leads the National League in extra-base hits with 63. The team said X-rays wereAtlanta lost All-Star second baseman Ozzie Albies after he fouled a ball off his left knee in the fifth and had to be carried off the field. He’s batting .260 and leads the National League in extra-base hits with 63.

Dodgers ' Julio Urias : Earns 14 th win Tuesday. by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire. He departed down 3-2 but the Dodgers eventually rallied to get the 24-year-old off the hook for the loss. The 13th victory brings Urias into a tie with Kyle Hendricks for the MLB lead , and the 24-year-old has now won four straight decisions. He lines up to face the Giants again early next week. July 17, 2021 01:04 PM.

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled Game 2 start Tuesday due to back spasms. The team still expects he'll be able to pitch later in the series, but it will be Urías in Game 3 against Braves rookie Kyle Wright. Urías , already pitching in his fourth postseason, was the Wright threw six scoreless innings with seven strikeouts in his postseason debut in the clinching Game 3 of the NLDS against Miami. The 25-year-old righty was the fifth overall pick in the 2017 draft out of Vanderbilt. All previous 14 teams to win the first two games of a best-of-seven NLCS went on to take the pennant.

López (3-1, 2.08) has a 0.90 ERA in 10 relief appearances and a 3.32 ERA in five starts this season. He’ll face Oakland left-hander Sean Manaea (8-9, 3.91).

RAYS RAISE

Tampa Bay executive Erik Neander was promoted from general manager to president of baseball operations and agreed to a multiyear extension Wednesday, keeping the Rays’ front office boss in place after yet another strong showing from the small-budget club.

The Rays won the AL East last season for the first time since 2010 and are trying to hold off the big-budget Yankees and Red Sox for a repeat. Tampa Bay lost the World Series to the Dodgers in six games but is back in contention despite parting with star pitchers Blake Snell and Charlie Morton and losing Tyler Glasnow for the season due to Tommy John surgery.

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Urías wins MLB-leading 18th, Dodgers beat D-backs 5-3 .
LOS ANGELES (AP) — On a night when the Los Angeles Dodgers honored a past Mexican-born pitching legend, an up-and-coming one was busy adding his name to history. Julio Urías earned his major league-leading 18th victory, becoming the fourth Mexican-born pitcher to record at least that many wins in a season as the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Wednesday night. “It was a really beautiful night,” Urías said through a translator. “When I started getting warmed up you could hear the mariachi playing and see the excitement around the crowd. It was very nice for me to pitch tonight.

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