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Dodgers Highlights: Freeman and Muncy Homer, Urias Finally Gets Going as LA Wins Series

While the Pirates took 2 out of 3 from the Dodgers at PNC Park earlier this year, the Dodgers showed them they are a different team at Dodger Stadium when the Dodgers took 3 out of 4 from the Pirates. Thursday, behind a strong outing by Julio Urías, the Dodgers beat the Pirates 5-to-2.

Julio Urías looked sharp with great off-speed pitches while striking two out to start the game.  In the second, the Pirates scored two runs to tie the game.  He used only 9 pitches to hurl a perfect third. He hurled another 1-2-3 inning in the fourth. Urías looked like he is back in his dominating form. Urías issued a walk to start the sixth, ending his streak of retiring 11 in a row. However, Urías gave the Dodgers exactly what they needed when he hurled six innings with 8 strikeouts and only 1 walk.

As for the Dodgers offense, after Mookie Betts doubled to lead off the game, Freddie Freeman slugged a two-run home run to give the Dodgers a quick lead.

To open the sixth, Freeman doubled and scored on Max Muncy’s 20th homer to take the lead.

With two outs in the seventh, Betts doubled and scored on Freeman’s single.

Nick Robertson struck out the side in the seventh, and Brusdar Graterol pitched a brilliant eighth. Alex Vesia, who was promoted Thursday, closed out the victory.

The Dodgers are now 49-38 on the year. With Arizona’s loss, they’re just 1/2 game back of the Diamondback’s for first place in the NL West.

Up Next

The Dodgers welcome the Angels into Dodger Stadium for a quick two-game series before the break. First pitch for Friday night’s game is at 7:10 p.m. PT.

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