Urias wins his 8th straight decision, Dodgers top Giants 3-0

Los Angeles Dodgers' Julio Urias pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Combined ShapeCaption
Los Angeles Dodgers' Julio Urias pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Julio Urias won his eighth consecutive decision and Miguel Vargas drove in two runs in his major league debut as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Julio Urias won his eighth consecutive decision and Miguel Vargas drove in two runs in his major league debut as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 on Wednesday night.

Urias (11-6) threw six scoreless innings, struck out six and didn't issue a walk. The Dodgers -- who wore patches on their gray jerseys to honor Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully, who died Tuesday -- won their fourth in a row and for the seventh time in eight games.

Urias is 8-0 with a 2.28 ERA over his past nine starts, and he lowered his overall ERA to 2.57, fourth in the National League.

San Francisco threatened in the ninth, loading the bases with one out against Craig Kimbrel. But Kimbrel got Mike Yastrzemski to pop out and struck out Austin Slater looking to notch his 19th save.

The Giants dropped their seventh in a row to the Dodgers, their longest losing streak against Los Angeles in a season since also losing seven straight in 1980.

Before the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts talked about the confidence and swagger he’s already seen in Vargas, ranked the No. 28 prospect in the game by Baseball America.

“He’s a heck of a ballplayer,” Roberts said. “In the middle of the season, to have that youthful enthusiasm, it kind of injects that joy in all of us.”

Vargas served as designated hitter and made his presence felt in his first career plate appearance.

He lined an opposite-field, ground-rule double off Alex Cobb (3-6) in the second that scored Trayce Thompson and broke a scoreless tie. Vargas, who defected from Cuba with his father, Lazaro, in 2015 and signed with the Dodgers two years later, spotted his family in the stands after his double, then stole third base on the very next pitch.

“I just felt incredible, and I didn’t feel like anyone could stop me,” Vargas said through an interpreter.

In the fourth, he drove in the Dodgers’ second run with an infield single to third base, a play originally ruled a fielder’s choice when Max Muncy narrowly scored ahead of J.D. Davis’ throw home.

A sacrifice fly from Mookie Betts in the seventh made it 3-0.

Cobb gave up three runs and four hits over 6 1/3 innings. The right-hander hasn’t won since May 17 at Colorado.

The Giants threatened in the seventh when they loaded the bases with no outs, trailing 3-0. But Dixon Machado struck out and Luis Gonzalez made a crucial baserunning mistake, getting doubled off second on Yastrzemski’s shallow flyout to center.

“It’s something that can’t happen,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “I know Luis is going to tell you the same.”

SCULLY REMEMBERED

Both teams lined up along the baselines before first pitch to honor Scully, as the Giants played a video tribute to the legendary Dodgers announcer on their JumboTron. Scully called the last game of his 67-year career with the Dodgers at Oracle Park in 2016.

ROSTER MOVES

Dodgers: 3B Justin Turner (abdominal strain) was placed on the 10-day injured list and OF Joey Gallo, acquired Tuesday from the New York Yankees, joined the 26-man roster. Gallo was not in Wednesday’s lineup, but Roberts said he anticipates playing him in left field against right-handers.

Giants: INF J.D. Davis, acquired from the New York Mets on Tuesday, started at third base and went 1 for 4. OF Bryce Johnson was selected from Triple-A Sacramento and started in center field. To make room, LHP Sam Long and INF Jason Vosler were optioned to Sacramento. Johnson, 26, went 0 for 2 in his major league debut, and Kapler said he anticipated Johnson helping to shore up an outfield defense that has given the Giants problems.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: INF/OF Chris Taylor (left foot fracture) homered twice and drove in three runs while seeing time at second base and third base in a rehab game for Triple-A Oklahoma City. RHP Dustin May (Tommy John surgery) started the same game, going four innings and allowing one run on two hits. … RHP Brusdar Graterol (right shoulder inflammation) hit 100 mph in his bullpen session Wednesday and Roberts said he was “very close” to coming off the injured list. … RHP Blake Treinen (right shoulder discomfort) pitched in a simulated game and he could begin a rehab assignment next.

Giants: SS Brandon Crawford (left knee inflammation) played in rehab games Tuesday and Wednesday for Sacramento, and Kapler mentioned Saturday as a potential day for Crawford to be activated.

UP NEXT

Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (7-3, 2.66 ERA) takes the hill in Thursday’s series finale. He’s 0-1 in two starts against San Francisco this season and hasn’t made it through five innings in either one. Giants RHP Jakob Junis (4-2, 2.78) will make his fourth appearance (third start) since returning from a left hamstring strain.

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Combined ShapeCaption
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Craig Kimbrel reacts after striking out San Francisco Giants' Austin Slater to end the baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Craig Kimbrel reacts after striking out San Francisco Giants' Austin Slater to end the baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Craig Kimbrel reacts after striking out San Francisco Giants' Austin Slater to end the baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
San Francisco Giants' Alex Cobb pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

San Francisco Giants' Alex Cobb pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
San Francisco Giants' Alex Cobb pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy (13) scores past San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart (21) as umpire Cory Blaser watches during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy (13) scores past San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart (21) as umpire Cory Blaser watches during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy (13) scores past San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart (21) as umpire Cory Blaser watches during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
San Francisco Giants third baseman J.D. Davis prepares to throw out Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts at first base during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

San Francisco Giants third baseman J.D. Davis prepares to throw out Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts at first base during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
San Francisco Giants third baseman J.D. Davis prepares to throw out Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts at first base during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
Los Angeles Dodgers' Miguel Vargas, right, steals third base next to San Francisco Giants third baseman J.D. Davis during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Los Angeles Dodgers' Miguel Vargas, right, steals third base next to San Francisco Giants third baseman J.D. Davis during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
Los Angeles Dodgers' Miguel Vargas, right, steals third base next to San Francisco Giants third baseman J.D. Davis during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
A patch honoring broadcaster Vin Scully is shown on the jersey of Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux before the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

A patch honoring broadcaster Vin Scully is shown on the jersey of Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux before the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
A patch honoring broadcaster Vin Scully is shown on the jersey of Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux before the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner throws out San Francisco Giants' Austin Slater at first base during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner throws out San Francisco Giants' Austin Slater at first base during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner throws out San Francisco Giants' Austin Slater at first base during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
Los Angeles Dodgers' Miguel Vargas breaks his bat on a grounder that scored Max Muncy during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Vargas reached on a fielder's choice. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Los Angeles Dodgers' Miguel Vargas breaks his bat on a grounder that scored Max Muncy during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Vargas reached on a fielder's choice. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
Los Angeles Dodgers' Miguel Vargas breaks his bat on a grounder that scored Max Muncy during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Vargas reached on a fielder's choice. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
A tribute to broadcaster Vin Scully is shown on a video board at Oracle Park above Los Angeles Dodgers players and coaches before a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Dodgers in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

A tribute to broadcaster Vin Scully is shown on a video board at Oracle Park above Los Angeles Dodgers players and coaches before a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Dodgers in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
A tribute to broadcaster Vin Scully is shown on a video board at Oracle Park above Los Angeles Dodgers players and coaches before a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Dodgers in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
A tribute to broadcaster Vin Scully is shown on a video board at Oracle Park above Los Angeles Dodgers players and coaches before a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Dodgers in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

A tribute to broadcaster Vin Scully is shown on a video board at Oracle Park above Los Angeles Dodgers players and coaches before a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Dodgers in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
A tribute to broadcaster Vin Scully is shown on a video board at Oracle Park above Los Angeles Dodgers players and coaches before a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Dodgers in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Credit: Jeff Chiu

Combined ShapeCaption
A framed not, "God Acquires Vin Scully From the Los Angeles Dodgers," is part of a growing makeshift memorial to Scully in front of the Welcome to Dodger Stadium sign along Vin Scully Avenue in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Scully, whose 67-year career calling games in Brooklyn and Los Angeles made him the longest-tenured broadcaster with a single team in sports history, died Tuesday night at age 94. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Credit: Keith Birmingham

A framed not, "God Acquires Vin Scully From the Los Angeles Dodgers," is part of a growing makeshift memorial to Scully in front of the Welcome to Dodger Stadium sign along Vin Scully Avenue in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Scully, whose 67-year career calling games in Brooklyn and Los Angeles made him the longest-tenured broadcaster with a single team in sports history, died Tuesday night at age 94. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Credit: Keith Birmingham

Combined ShapeCaption
A framed not, "God Acquires Vin Scully From the Los Angeles Dodgers," is part of a growing makeshift memorial to Scully in front of the Welcome to Dodger Stadium sign along Vin Scully Avenue in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Scully, whose 67-year career calling games in Brooklyn and Los Angeles made him the longest-tenured broadcaster with a single team in sports history, died Tuesday night at age 94. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Credit: Keith Birmingham

Credit: Keith Birmingham