Julio Urías and four relievers combined to pitch a 7-hit game in a Dodgers win over San Diego Padres 5-3 Tuesday night in Los Angeles at the start of the National League Division Series.

After leading the National League in earned run average (2.16) this year and racking up 37 wins since the start of 2021, more than anyone else in MLB, Julio Urías was the starting pitcher in a playoff series for the first time in his career. .

The left-hander from Culiacán did brilliantly in the first four innings, in which he only allowed one hit. In one segment, he threw 18 consecutive strikes.

But then in the fifth inning the Padres rocked him with three runs. His performance was 5 innings, 4 hits, 3 earned runs, 6 strikeouts and 0 walks to earn the victory.

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