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Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias makes his father proud
Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias makes his father proud

The proud father's sleep deprivation was masked by a smile. "That woke me up," Carlos Urias said in Spanish. His 18-year-old son, left-hander Julio Urias, had just pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings for a Dodgers' split squad in a 10-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday at Maryvale Baseball Park. To be there, the elder Urias traveled overnight with family members and friends, making a 13-hour drive from his home in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. His reward was to see his son demonstrate his talent, but there were also signs he could benefit from extra seasoning in the minor leagues. In his first appearance of the exhibition season, Urias struck out two,...

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