April 27, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Julio Urias made his first start of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday after being recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City, and the Dodgers optioned reliever Adam Liberatore to Oklahoma City.

The 20-year-old Urias went 5-2 in four stints with the Dodgers last season. He became the youngest starting pitcher in major league postseason history when he took the mound in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs.

In three starts with Oklahoma City this season, Urias struck out 15 batters in 14 innings and posted a 1.93 ERA while holding hitters to a .170 average.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said before his team's game against the Dodgers: ''This is a good young left-hander, you have your hands full with him.''

The 29-year-old Liberatore made one appearance for the Dodgers after being recalled Sunday from Oklahoma City. He allowed one run on one hit and a walk in one-third of an inning at San Francisco.

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