Urias wins first, Dodgers edge Brewers 6-5
MILWAUKEE (AP) Rookie Julio Urias executed when it counted.
Urias battled through six innings for his first major league win, Adrian Gonzalez had three hits and the Los Angeles Dodgers hung on for a 6-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
''He made pitches when he needed to,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''That's one of the things with Julio, as he continues to make major league starts. When he needed to make pitches and throw strikes, he did.''
Urias (1-2) walked a season-high six and struck out six in his seventh start overall and second against Milwaukee. The 19-year-old left-hander kept every Brewer hitless except for Ryan Braun's two-run double in the third and Jonathan Lucroy's double in the sixth.
''It's beautiful, incredible, it's one of the best days of my life,'' Urias said through an interpreter. ''What more can I say?''
The Dodgers had a scare late in the game with the Brewers threatening.
Dodger center fielder Joc Pederson crashed face first into the wall in deep center after catching Chris Carter's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth. Pederson crumpled onto the warning track. After several minutes, he got up with assistance of several teammates and head trainer Neil Rampe. Pederson walked off holding his chest and was replaced by Yasiel Puig.
''We took some X-rays, and I think we dodged a bullet,'' Roberts said. ''There's no fracture or anything like that. It's just a bruise. I think it was the AC joint. It's going to be day-to-day. He's sore, but there's nothing right now as far as us, a DL (disabled list) situation or anything like that right now. So, we're going to kind of see how he comes into tomorrow.''
Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his 23 save in 26 chances. Seven of the Dodgers' last nine victories have been by one run.
Urias didn't get a decision in the Dodgers' 3-2 victory on June 17, holding Milwaukee scoreless for five innings, allowing a walk and five hits while striking out a career-high eight.
Milwaukee pulled to 6-5 in the eighth on Lucroy's two-run double off Pedro Baez and Carter's sacrifice fly off Joe Blanton. The Dodgers ended the rally when catcher Yasmani Grandl recovered Blanton's wild pitch and threw back to him to just get Hernan Perez, who stole third and kept coming down the line. The Brewers challenged the tag play and after a review of 1 minute, 19 seconds, the out call was upheld.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell was impressed with Grandl's poise.
''You get a lot of catchers on that play when you hear the crowd and you know he's running the play, but he took his time. He didn't panic,'' Counsell said. ''He kind of turned, picked up his target and made a good throw. I thought how he played it was really good.''
The Dodgers went ahead with three runs on five hits in the top of the fourth off Milwaukee starter Chase Anderson (4-8).
Gonzalez and Pederson each drove in a run before Urias capped off the scoring with his first career base hit and RBI.
Grandal made it 6-2 when he hit into a fielder's choice with the bases loaded in the fifth.
Anderson, who was pitching on eight days of rest including a skipped turn, allowed six runs on eight hits in four innings.
Corey Seager's triple in the top of the fourth extended his hitting streak to 11 games, matching his career-high set May 10-20. He's batting .422 (19 for 45) with seven doubles, a triple and a home run during that stretch.
KERSHAW HEADED HOME
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (11-2, 1.79 ERA) returns to Los Angeles on Wednesday to have his sore back examined. Manager Dave Roberts was still hopeful that the three-time NL Cy Young winner could make his next scheduled start Friday night at Dodger Stadium against Colorado.
Dodgers: RHP Brandon McCarthy (Tommy John surgery) made his fourth rehab start Monday for Class A Rancho Cucamonga. He allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings and struck out three during his 72-pitch effort. . LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (left shoulder surgery) allowed one run on two hits in 1 2/3 innings at Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday. He threw 26 pitches before a rain delay ended his sixth rehab start.
Brewers: OF Alex Presley was designated for assignment and INF/OF Jake Elmore had his contract selected from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Elmore started at second base.
Dodgers: RHP Brock Stewart makes his major league debut on Wednesday. Selected in the sixth round of the 2014 draft, he started this season with Rancho Cucamonga before advancing to Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he is 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA in three starts.
Brewers: RHP Junior Guerra (4-1, 3.67 ERA) makes his 11th start overall and second against the Dodgers this season. He allowed five runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings on June 16.