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Dodgers: Urias Holds it Down on Defense While Offense Came Alive on Sunday

The Dodgers lost a tough one last night against Miami’s best pitcher and one of the best pitchers in the league, Sandy Alcantara. However, today LA had their lefty ace on the mound, Julio Urias, and he pitched like the Cy Young candidate he should be.

Urias shoved against the lonely Marlins lineup going 6.0 innings, allowing only 1 hit, 1 ER and 7 K’s. Dodgers ended up cruising to an 8-1 victory in which people barely had time to get up and grab themselves a cup of coffee before the start of the game (at least fans on the west coast).

The Bats were Alive

The offense showed up and showed out, a complete night and day compared to last night’s game.

Mookie Betts led things off in the first inning, wasting no time blasting a solo shot to deep center against righty Edward Cabrera.

JT also got a piece of the action in the first inning driving in Trea Turner on a single to center. The bats were flying all over the place this morning putting up 14 hits while Trayce Thompson, Austin Barnes and Gavin Lux contributed as well.

Thompson also hit a solo shot to the left field foul pole. Watch his seventh homer with the Dodgers here:

Pitching Gets It Done

Even though the bats were hot today and Betts started things off, Julio and the bullpen were the ones who had everything on cruise control.

The pitching squad only allowed 2 hits throughout the game and 3 K’s between relievers Chris Martin and Alex Vesia, who closed the game in the 9th inning.

LA improves to a league best 88-38 which takes them to 50 games above .500, astonishing. This team is special and will go down as one for the ages.

Up Next

The series will close out tomorrow in a wraparound series, as the Dodgers look to win the series and inch closer to 90 wins. Dodgers Cy Young candidate, Tony Gonsolin will be on the hill facing off against righty Pablo Lopez for a 3:40 PM PT start time.

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Ricardo Sandoval

Born and Raised in the East side of Los Angeles. Ricardo is a staff writer at Dodgers Nation and on the LA Sports Report network of sites. He's also a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan. Ricardo is an alumnus of CSUN (Go Matadors).

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