Julio Urías celebrates the Independence of Mexico with the 18th victory to be the leader in MLB in the eyes of Fernando Valenzuela

Lsame night as the Los Angeles Dodgers paying homage to a legendary Mexican-born pitcher, another contender took it upon himself to add his name to the story.

Julio Urías achieved his 18th victory of the season, the best mark in Las Mayores; Gavin Lux drove in a decisive run in the fourth with a single and the Dodgers defeated Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Wednesday to complete a 6-0 series at home.

“Since I was warming up here in the tunnel andI listened to the mariachi, it was really something that was very nice “Urías commented after the game.

The Dodgers hit 14 hits for their sixth straight win and ninth straight at home, where they are 52-23, the best record in the majors.

Lux he went 4-2 and drove in two. Max muncy he went 2-for-5, drove in one run and scored another.

Uriah became the Fourth Mexican-born pitcher to record 18 or more wins in a Major League season. Legendary Dodgers player Fernando Valenzuela -which was honored before the game- and Esteban Loaiza they did it twice each, and Teddy Higuera on one occasion.

Urías (18-3) allowed two runs and three hits in five innings, struck out five and walked two. So the Dodgers improved to 23-6 in his 29 starts. The left-hander retired nine of his first 10 batters and did not allow a hit until Christian Walker’s single in the fourth.

“The fourth inning was the inning that I struggled a little bit, but it felt good,” Urías commented. “My teammates in the bullpen did a tremendous job and we came out with the victory. Hopefully we continue with this good streak and we position ourselves in the first place,” he said.

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