rainn.png
Thursday October 29th, 2020 1:30AM

LEADING OFF: Down 0-2 in NLCS, Dodgers turn to Urías

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:

___

CALL TO ARMS

With their rotation in flux, the Los Angeles Dodgers turn to 24-year-old playoff veteran Julio Urías in Game 3 of the NL Championship Series as they try to climb out of a 2-0 hole against Atlanta.

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled Game 2 start Tuesday due to back spasms. The team still expects he'll be able to pitch later in the series, but it will be Urías in Game 3 against Braves rookie Kyle Wright.

Urías, already pitching in his fourth postseason, was the winner in relief in the Game 3 clincher last Thursday against San Diego during the Division Series. He allowed only one hit and an unearned run over five innings.

Wright threw six scoreless innings with seven strikeouts in his postseason debut in the clinching Game 3 of the NLDS against Miami. The 25-year-old righty was the fifth overall pick in the 2017 draft out of Vanderbilt.

All previous 14 teams to win the first two games of a best-of-seven NLCS went on to take the pennant.

OUT WEST

As the Rays go for a four-game sweep of defending AL champion Houston in the ALCS, right-hander Tyler Glasnow is expected to pitch for the first time since starting on two days’ rest in Tampa Bay’s AL Division Series Game 5 win over the Yankees. The 6-foot-8 Glasnow delivered 2 1/3 scoreless innings in a 2-1 victory, throwing 37 pitches. He’ll pitch in AL Championship Series Game 4 against Houston on four days’ rest.

Glasnow will face right-hander Zack Greinke, who might be making his last appearance without fans in the stands — something the offbeat veteran has cherished in this pandemic-altered season.

“I don’t really notice fans when the game’s going on, but warming up and practice before games, I mean for me it’s nice not having fans in the stands,” Greinke said. “Most people like it. When the game comes on it’s the same for me.”

Asked to explain, he said: “Because then there’s no one there to talk to you and ask for autographs and want pictures and all that stuff. I don’t like to do that stuff. It’s nice not having them, for me. Most people like it. I don’t like it.”

The Astros and Rays are playing their ALCS without fans in San Diego, and the winner will travel to Arlington, Texas, for a neutral-site World Series where tickets will be sold.

DUVALL DONE

Braves outfielder Adam Duvall will miss the rest of the postseason because of an injury to his left side.

He was replaced on the roster for the NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers by infielder Johan Camargo in a move approved by Major League Baseball. Duvall will not be eligible to play if Atlanta reaches the World Series.

Duvall hurt his oblique in Monday’s series opener when he fouled off a pitch in the second inning. He was replaced in the middle of the plate appearance by 21-year-old rookie Cristian Pache, who started Game 2 in center field and went 1 for 5 with an RBI double.

Duvall batted .237 with 16 homers and 33 RBIs this season and was 2 for 20 with a home run and three RBIs in the playoffs.

Camargo hit .200 with four homers and nine RBIs in 120 at-bats this season and was not on the roster for the first two rounds of the playoffs.

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Baseball , AP Sports - Major League Baseball
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Rays beat Astros 5-2, move within 1 victory of World Series
Joey Wendle hit a go-ahead, two-run single two batters after another critical error by José Altuve, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied for a 5-2 win against the Houston Astros that moved them within one victory of the second World Series appearance in franchise history
12:53AM ( 11 minutes ago )
Altuve's throwing yips hurt Astros again in Game 3 of ALCS
José Altuve committed his fourth throwing error this postseason and third of the AL Championship Series in the sixth inning of the Astros' 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 3
12:48AM ( 16 minutes ago )
LEADING OFF: Down 0-2 in NLCS, Dodgers turn to Urías
With their rotation in flux, the Los Angeles Dodgers turn to 24-year-old playoff veteran Julio Urías in Game 3 of the NL Championship Series on Wednesday as they try to climb out of a 2-0 hole against Atlanta
12:45AM ( 18 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Issues pile up with Dodgers in 0-2 NLCS hole against Braves
Former ace Clayton Kershaw is having more back issues, Kenley Jansen hasn’t seen the mound yet with his closing role unclear and baseball’s highest-scoring offense stayed silent until it was too late
11:32PM ( 1 hour ago )
Tannehill scores 4 TDs as depleted Titans beat Bills 42-16
Ryan Tannehill threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Titans routed the Buffalo Bills 42-16 Tuesday night in a showdown between two of the NFL’s five remaining undefeated teams pushed back two days after a couple more positive tests for Tennessee last week
11:23PM ( 1 hour ago )
Freeman, Albies homer again for Braves 2-0 NLCS lead over LA
Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies homered again as the Atlanta Braves held on for an 8-7 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers for a 2-0 lead in the National League Championship Series
10:28PM ( 2 hours ago )
AP Sports
Pache in Braves lineup with Duval out, Pederson is DH for LA
Cristian Pache is starting in center field and batting ninth for the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series
5:25PM ( 7 hours ago )
Braves' Duvall out rest of postseason, replaced by Camargo
Atlanta Braves outfielder Adam Duvall will miss the rest of the postseason because of an injury to his left side
12:47PM ( 12 hours ago )
Riley HR in 9th leads Braves past Dodgers 5-1 in NLCS opener
Austin Riley led off the ninth inning with a tiebreaking homer that sparked a four-run rally, and the Atlanta Braves opened their first National League Championship Series since 2001 with a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers
3:02AM ( 22 hours ago )
AP Online Baseball
Joe Morgan, driving force of Big Red Machine, dies at 77
The Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan has died
8:22PM ( 1 day ago )
Altuve's 2 early throwing errors doom Astros in ALCS Game 2
The Houston Astros are finding it tough to summon their usual postseason proficiency so far in the AL Championship Series
7:47PM ( 1 day ago )
Kiké 1st start for Dodgers, Braves unchanged for NLCS Game 1
Kiké Hernández is getting his first start this postseason for the Los Angeles Dodgers
6:08PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Sports - Major League Baseball
Rays beat Astros 5-2, move within 1 victory of World Series
Joey Wendle hit a go-ahead, two-run single two batters after another critical error by José Altuve, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied for a 5-2 win against the Houston Astros that moved them within one victory of the second World Series appearance in franchise history
12:53AM ( 11 minutes ago )
Altuve's throwing yips hurt Astros again in Game 3 of ALCS
José Altuve committed his fourth throwing error this postseason and third of the AL Championship Series in the sixth inning of the Astros' 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 3
12:48AM ( 16 minutes ago )
Freeman, Albies HR again, Braves hang on for 2-0 NLCS lead
Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies homered again, rookie Ian Anderson extended his postseason scoreless streak in an abbreviated start and the Atlanta Braves just held on for an 8-7 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers and a 2-0 lead in the National League Championship Series
12:30AM ( 34 minutes ago )
Barrett back on Capitol Hill for senators' final questions
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett returns to Capitol Hill for a third day of confirmation hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee
12:28AM ( 36 minutes ago )
Fighting in swing states, Trump also forced to play defense
President Donald Trump is being forced to play Electoral College defense with a trip to Iowa, a state he won handily in 2016 but where Democrat Joe Biden is making a late push
12:17AM ( 47 minutes ago )