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Julio Urias' gem undone by Brandon Belt homer in Dodgers' 2-1 loss

Julio Urias' gem undone by Brandon Belt homer in Dodgers' 2-1 loss

The education of Julio Urias entered its fourth stage on Sunday night, with the 19-year-old pitcher venturing deeper into a major league game than ever before. His first three outings reinforced the necessities of relentless concentration and expedient efficiency, and for five innings against the San Francisco Giants, Urias demonstrated his facility with both tasks.

But in the sixth inning of a 2-1 defeat, he received a reminder, one he learned against the New York Mets at Citi Field and the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. At this level, mistakes do not go unpunished. On his 86th pitch, Urias threw a slider to first baseman Brandon Belt. The pitch hovered over the plate. Belt drove...

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