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.
TOP OF FIRST: DODGERS 0, CUBS 0
Julio Urias, 20, took the mound at Dodger Stadium for Game 4 of the NLCS after some banda music was played behind home plate. This is a momentous occasion for Mexican fans of this franchise. Thirty-five years ago today, the Dodgers won another NLCS game started by a 20-year-old Mexican left-hander, one Fernando Valenzuela.
Urias began this game by pumping a 93-mph fastball for a strike to Dexter Fowler. He missed with his next fastball, clocked at 94 mph, then returned with another 94-mph heater, fouled off by Fowler. He reared back to reach 95 mph and induced a groundout to first base.
Next, Kris Bryant grounded out to third base. Urias then struck out Anthony Rizzo on a 95-mph fastball, requiring only one dozen pitches to finish one scoreless inning.