Urías starts strong, Dodgers beat Rox 4-2 for 3rd win in row

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts, right, scores on a passed ball as Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Austin Gomber tries to field the throw from catcher Elias Diaz in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Julio Urías got off to a strong start after a fine finish in last year’s World Series, pitching into the eighth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 4-2.  

Urías gave up one run and three hits in the longest start of his career. The 24-year-old left-hander struck out six and walked one in his season debut. He needed just 77 pitches to get through seven innings and exited after Ryan McMahon singled to lead off the eighth.

Urías capped off the Game 6 clincher against Tampa Bay in the World Series last year with 2 1/3 hitless innings.

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