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The Mexican pitcher Julio Urías rose to the lead in games won in the major league season with another excellent performance that allowed no runs on Tuesday at San Diego, although it is true that this was possible thanks to a spectacular defensive play by the Los angeles dodgers.
The Dodgers beat the Padres 5-2 in the first game of the series to get their 14th win in the previous 16 matches while Julio Urías hung 5 rings in just 1 hit to improve to a 14-3 record.
In the fifth inning, with Los Angeles leading 1-0, Manny Machado hit a bombshell off Urías who went home run on the left-field fence, but the patrolman AJ Pollock took a big jump and practically snatched the ball from the fans.
Not Manny guys can do what AJ just did. 😱 pic.twitter.com/ib9F97Vcdi
– Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 25, 2021
The Culiacan southpaw, who pitched well in recent outings but lacked proper bullpen support, left the game 1-0 win in a performance that included 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 3.17. The Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks has also won 14 games.
The return of the culichi. pic.twitter.com/jr6A7SfimX
– Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 24, 2021
Julio, who was activated from the disabled list hours before the game after recovering from a blow to the calf, can still be considered. National League Cy Young candidate, for which you must have a great month of September. He has been among the cattle leaders most of the season.
The Dodgers increased the lead to 3-0 in the seventh thanks to Pollock, the game’s other hero, who hit a two-run single.
The downcast Padres, who have now lost 10 of their last 12 games, they removed the shutout in the eighth with a Jurickson Profar home run off pitcher Corey Knebel.
Kenley Jansen earned his 28th save as the Dodgers held 2.5 games behind the leading San Francisco Giants, who defeated the New York Mets 8-0.