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Julio Urias wins 10th straight as Dodgers blank Brewers

Aug 15, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA;  Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias (7) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Julio Urias tossed five scoreless innings to win his 10th consecutive decision and pace the surging Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-0 victory over the Brewers on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series at Milwaukee.

Urias (13-6) allowed four hits, striking out six and walking two to win for the 10th time in 11 starts since his last loss on June 12. Urias is 5-0 with an 0.87 ERA in five starts after the All-Star break, allowing three earned runs in 31 innings.

Freddie Freeman and Gavin Lux homered for the Dodgers, who won for the 13th time in 14 games after having their winning streak snapped at 12 on Sunday in a 4-0 loss at Kansas City.

Freeman staked the Dodgers to a 1-0 lead in the first against Freddy Peralta (4-3) with a two-out solo homer, his 16th.

Los Angeles made it 2-0 in the fifth with an unearned run off Peter Strzelecki. Mookie Betts reached on a two-base throwing error by shortstop Willy Adames to open the frame. Betts moved to third on Trea Turner’s single and came home on a sacrifice fly by Will Smith.

Lux put the Dodgers up 4-0 in the sixth with his sixth homer, a two-run shot off Hoby Milner, who hit Justin Turner with a pitch to open the inning.

Milwaukee, which scored just seven runs in losing two of three at St. Louis over the weekend, was shutout for the 10th time this season.

Peralta, making his third start after more than two months on the injured list, allowed only a one-out double in the fourth, in addition to Freeman’s homer. The right-hander lasted four innings and struck out three and walked four in a 92-pitch outing.

Dodgers reliever Chris Martin struck out four batters in the sixth inning after one hitter reached on a third-strike wild pitch.

–Field Level Media