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Dodgers switch starting pitcher for deciding Game 5

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Oct 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-14 18:02:13-04

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Julio Urías won’t start after all for the Dodgers in the deciding Game 5 of their NL Division Series against the Giants, giving Los Angeles a left-hander out of the bullpen who has been tough on lefty hitters. Right-hander Corey Knebel will open the game for the defending World Series champions against the Giants.

Knebel was expected to be used anyway, so Dodgers manager Dave Roberts just made a strategic decision to change when the righty pitched.