Julio Urias gave up four runs in less than four innings and the Cubs broke out of their scoreless slump in a big way to rout the Dodgers and even the best-of-seven NLCS, 2-2. Game 5 is Thursday at Dodger Stadium at 5 p.m.
John Lackey, 37, will be pitching in his 25th postseason game. Julio Urias, 20, will be pitching in his second, after a scoreless two-inning relief appearance in Game 5 of the National League Division Series. He made the second start of his major league career at Wrigley Field in June, giving up three home runs in the fourth and fifth innings, one more than the rookie left-hander gave up in the 75 other innings he pitched this season. And in an August start, Urias limited the Cubs to one run in six innings at Dodger Stadium.
He said Tuesday that the August start gives him comfort as he readies to become the youngest starter in Major League Baseball playoff history.
“Julio, as I've gotten to know him, he's just so calm and cool,” Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts said. “Some of it plays to the youthfulness, the naivete, and just not really understanding the gravity of this moment, which is great.”