Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2021
The San Francisco Giants finally lost a game as Julio Urìas led the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-to-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. If the Dodgers win tomorrow and the Giants lose, there will be a 163 game of the regular season.
For the first time since 2016, Major League Baseball has a twenty-game winning pitcher. Urías was brilliant for 6 1/3 innings allowing only a hit. The Brewers could not do anything with Urías’ fastball.
Justin Turner started the Dodger onslaught with a first-inning three-run homer. Both AJ Pollock and Corey Seager hit solo homers. Max Muncy had a run-producing double.
Both Phil Bickford and Mitch White, who was promoted when Clayton Kershaw went on the IL with forearm discomfort, pitched well, but David Price did not perform well in the ninth inning when he allowed two runs.
Before the game, the Dodgers rewarded Chris Taylor with the Roy Campanella Award. The Roy Campanella Award is given to the most inspirational Dodger. Before injuring his neck in September, Taylor, who was an All-Star for the first time during his career, played fabulously at most positions on the diamond while contributing to the offense. There is no doubt the Dodgers would have had more trouble winning 105 games without the contributions by Taylor.