After an off-day, the Dodgers continued their attempt at a baseball version of The Invincibles season at home against the Diamondbacks. That quest got off to a good start thanks to Julio Urias in a 6-3 victory.
Alex Young is a lefty, so it was going to be a test for the Dodgers, who have struggled against lefties this year.
Well, they got on him early in the 1st thanks to a Corey Seager walk, back-to-back singles from AJ Pollock and Max Muncy, and then a bases loaded walk from Chris Taylor to score a run. Nothing else came in, however, and it was just a 1-0 lead.
That didn’t last long as Julio Urias served up a 3rd inning solo shot to Carson Kelly to tie it at 1-1. However, Urias seemed to turn things around thanks to his new breaking ball, and that was all he allowed. He ended up going six innings, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out five in an impressive outing.
The bats got Urias the lead right back in their half of the 3rd through back-to-back doubles from AJ Pollock and Chris Taylor, making it 2-1.
They then put up a crooked number in the 5th behind a Max Muncy single, CT3 single, Will Smith walk, and then back-to-back sacrifice flies from Enrique Hernandez (hit to the track) and Edwin Rios to make it 4-1.
CT3 was at the center of another crooked number in the 6th. With Mookie Betts and Corey Seager drawing back-to-back walks to lead-off the inning, things seemed dead in the water, but Taylor came through with a two-out double to plate both and provide the 6-1 score.
Jake McGee took over for Urias in the 7th, bouncing back from his last outing with a 1-2-3 frame that included a strikeout. Alex Wood came off the IL in the 8th, hitting a batter but striking out two in a scoreless inning.
Scott Alexander looked to cruise to a win, but struggled again. He got two outs but issued a walk, gave up a solo homer to Nick Ahmed, and then issued another walk, to bring in Kenley Jansen. He threw just five pitches for the strikeout to secure the save and the game at 6-3.