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Urias tries for 18th win
UNDATED (AP) – Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias (oo-REE’-uhs) tries to become the major leagues’ first 18-game winner Wednesday night when Los Angeles hosts the Arizona Diamondbacks in their series finale.
Urias has won four straight starts and is 8-0 with a 1.79 ERA, 80 strikeouts and 16 walks in 13 starts since a June 21 loss at San Diego. He is 2-0 with a 0.77 ERA against Arizona this season.
Left-hander Madison Bumgarner starts for Arizona.
In other highlights of Wednesday’s schedule:
– Jon Lester pitches for the St. Louis Cardinals against Pete Alonso and the New York Mets in the finale of a three-game series between NL wild-card contenders at Citi Field. The 37-year-old lefty has won six straight decisions versus the Mets and is 8-1 with a 3.18 ERA in 11 career regular-season starts against them. The five-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion is 2-1 with a 4.30 ERA in eight starts for the Cardinals, helping to stabilize an injury-depleted rotation. Last time out, Lester allowed just three hits over seven innings in a no-decision against Cincinnati. Rookie right-hander Tylor Megill is on the mound for the Mets.
– Chicago White Sox pitcher Dallas Keuchel (KY’-kul) starts against the visiting Los Angeles Angels and Janson Junk. Keuchel, a 33-year-old left-hander, is trying to avoid finishing with a losing record for the first time since he was 9-12 for Houston in 2016, a year after he went 20-8 and won the AL Cy Young Award.
– Pittsburgh Pirates players and coaches will wear No. 21 to mark Roberto Clemente Day, celebrated by Major League Baseball on the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. Players from Puerto Rico, annual Clemente Award winners and this year’s Clemente Award nominees also have the option to wear the number of the Hall of Famer, who died in a plane crash on a humanitarian mission on Dec. 31, 1972. Additional players may be allowed to wear 21 based on team ability to have them in time.