Dodgers will start Corey Knebel vs. Giants in Game 5, possibly throwing off San Francisco's lineup

Dodgers will start Corey Knebel vs. Giants in Game 5, possibly throwing off San Francisco's lineup

In a surprise move, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that reliever Corey Knebel will start Game 5 on the NLDS vs. the San Francisco Giants Thursday night — a game widely expected to be started by the Dodgers' 20-game winner, Julio Urias. The left-handed Urias is healthy, and the move was likely made to prevent the Giants from loading up the top of their lineup with right-handed batters as they did against Urias in Game 2. Knebel, who has started four games this season, figures to give way to Urias at some point early in the game. Los Angeles' announcement came seven hours ahead of the first pitch, and it will be fascinating to see how Giants manager Gabe Kapler responds. In Game 2, Kapler went with Darin Ruf, Kris …
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