Dodgers’ Julio Urias to become the youngest starting pitcher in major league playoff history

The Dodgers lead the National League Championship Series, 2-1, and will send rookie Julio Urias to the mound in Game 4 versus Cubs veteran John Lackey.

A look at Game 4 of the National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs

When: Wednesday, 5 p.m. PDT

Where: Dodger Stadium

TV: FS1. Radio: 570, 1020, 1540


In-game blog:

Dodgers’ Julio Urias (5-2, 3.39) vs. Cubs’ John Lackey (11-8, 3.35)

Lackey, 37, will be pitching in his 25th postseason game. Urias, 20, will be pitching in his second, after a scoreless two-inning relief appearance in Game 5 of a 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 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 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.”

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