The Los Angeles Dodgers remained hot on Tuesday night, winning their fifth straight game and clinching the series against the defending National League champion Philadelphia Phillies.
Riding their momentum from their sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Dodgers busted out for 13 runs with 17 hits on Tuesday.
But the story of the game was the man on the mound, Julio Urias.
The star left-hander carved his way through the vaunted Phillies lineup, allowing just one run and one hit over seven innings.
Urias also walked just one batter while striking out 10, which was a season-high.
On Twitter, MLB on FOX made a post featuring Urias’ line from Tuesday night.
Julio Urías was dominant tonight 🔥👏
7 IP | 1 H | 1 ER | 1 BB | 10 Ks (season-high) pic.twitter.com/ZjKcTO28Ve
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 3, 2023
Urias was certainly on point against the powerful Phillies, spoiling the long-awaited return of Philadelphia outfielder Bryce Harper in the process.
Prior to Tuesday’s gem, the young left-handed pitcher had struggled a bit to start the season.
However, with his dominant performance against Philadelphia, he lowered his ERA to 3.86 and earned his fourth win of the season.
The 26-year-old has also struck out 45 batters while posting a 1.11 WHIP early in the season.
But despite his struggles, he set an early tone against the defending National League champs.
His only mistake was a pitch to former Dodger Trea Turner, who hit a home run in the top of the fourth.
Dodgers relievers Alex Vesia and Phil Bickford did not allow a run in the final two innings, holding the Phillies in check.
Los Angeles won the game by a final score of 13-1, increasing their lead in the NL West to 1.5 games in the process.NEXT: Dodgers Find Themselves Back In Familiar Territory