Julio Urías strikes again in Dodger win
Despite allowing the first three batters against him to reach base for a run, Julio Urías matched career highs with six innings an eight strikeouts, pitching the Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over the Cubs.
Since facing the Cubs in his second career start June 2, Urías has a 2.93 ERA with 63 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings. He also had his third career big-league hit.
For the year, Urías has fanned 10.0 batters per nine innings — the highest single-season K/9 rate in the Majors among pitchers age 20-and-under (minimum 50 innings) since Dwight Gooden in 1984, and the highest in Dodger history.
Corey Seager hit his 23rd homer to tie the game in the bottom of the first, breaking Glenn Wright’s 86-year-old franchise record for home funs (no typo) by a shortstop.
RBI singles by Chase Utley and Justin Turner off Cubs starter Jason Hammel put the Dodgers ahead to stay in the third. Andrew Toles (2 for 3 with a double) scored the tiebreaking run.
Chicago went to its bullpen and got 5 2/3 innings of shutout relief, but could not duplicate its Friday comeback.
The Dodgers withstood Pedro Baez’s one-run slow jam in the top of the seventh to finish off the game, with Adam Liberatore, Jesse Chavez and Kenley Jansen finishing.