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Julio Urias won’t start NLCS Game 5; Astros’ Lance McCullers out of ALCS

  • October 14, 2021

in Game 5 of the NLDS and will instead start reliever Corey Knebel.

The Dodgers haven’t revealed whether Urias is injured, ill or simply will bring him into the game after Knebel. The left-hander, however, remains on the Dodgers playoff roster. Urias has been brilliant in his last seven starts in the postseason, yielding a 1.29 ERA.

He was scheduled to face off against Giants right-hander Logan Webb in the winner-take-all game, pitting a pair of teams that have each won 109 games this season, including the playoffs.

Meanwhile, Houston Astros ace Lance McCullers, who won two games during the AL division series against the Chicago White Sox, likely is out for the ALCS, and perhaps the rest of the season, according to a person with direct knowledge of McCullers’ injury.

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