Los Angeles Dodgers tab reliever Corey Knebel to start Game 5 against the San Francisco Giants
The Los Angeles Dodgers will begin a winner-take-all Game 5 of the National League Division Series with right-handed reliever Corey Knebel, not left-handed starter Julio Urias.
Urias, a source said, is not injured, which means Knebel will probably serve as an opener, paving the way for Urias to handle the bulk of the innings beginning with the bottom of the second from Oracle Park in San Francisco on Thursday night.
The San Francisco Giants stacked their right-handed hitters at the top of their lineup against Urias in Game 2. Knebel starting against them would take away the Giants' platoon advantage in the first inning, potentially shortening the game even further.
Urias will be on four days' rest and can take on a traditional starter's workload, but given the …
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