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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Urías on all the comparisons his son Julio has drawn to Fernando Valenzuela: "Those comparisons to Fernando Valenzuela have happened all over, mostly in the media. But my son and I have talked a lot about it, and we agree, and mostly he has told me himself that Fernando Valenzuela is Fernando Valenzuela and, honestly, there will never be another one like him. Like my son says, I'm going to work on having my own career and try to do it the best I can. He has to build his own name. Those comparisons are greatly appreciated, but not when it comes with the pressure to be Fernando Valenzuela."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Dinger deterrence continues to be a problem for Max Scherzer, who served up a 3rd inning salami to Stephen Piscotty that put the Nats in a 5-0 hole. It's the 15th gopher ball allowed by Scherzer this season, most in the majors.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal told me that Julio Urías has the potential to be as good or better than any of the young starters in the talented Mets pitching staff: "(In Urías) we have a prospect that can pitch almost the same or better than them, because he has better secondary pitches and can throw up to 97-98 mph. I have never seen a pitcher that young with such good secondary pitches. The Mets prospects had success with those fastballs around 98-100mph, but their secondary pitches were not as good as Urias'."

Fans battle for HR ball outside Wrigley

Kris Bryant absolutely crushed that ball out of the park. And fans outside of Wrigley instantly fought for it.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals are in the midst of a rash of short outings by their starters, which is why Jaime Garcia's rough start to Friday's game must have sent some ripples of anxiety through the dugout. Garcia, who had gone 7 1/3 innings combined in his past two starts, started out allowing base hits to Ben Revere and Jayson Werth. But he got a sharply hit ground ball from Bryce Harper for a double play and another grounder to get out of the first inning unscathed. The Cardinals, stuck at .500, desperately need their starting pitching to improve.

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This could be the start of something special.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

"I will take really good care of your son" -Dodgers manager Dave Roberts to Juani Urías, Julio's mom

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (groin) is optimistic he'll make his next start, but said the true test will be when he throws bullpen session on Sunday and has to push off the mound. Only truly feels the pain when shuffling laterally, but considerably better now. Asked about the initial pain he felt, Zimmermann started with: "Well, I've never been stabbed or shot before..."

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Julio Urías draws comparisons to Dodgers legend Fernando Valenzuela, whose start to 1981 season spawned "Fernandomania."

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Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Jurickson Profar will lead off and play second base for the Rangers jn place of Rougned Odor, who begins his seven-game suspension today for nailing Toronto's Jose Bautista in the jaw with a perfect right hand.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers insist that while there is an outline for how they see Julio Urias' season progressing, there are no guarantees past the 19-year-old's debut Friday at New York. "He's at 90 pitches tonight, and after tonight we'll all sit down and evaluate going forward what is best for Julio as well as the organization," manager Dave Roberts said. So whether Urias starts in five days at Wrigley Field against the Cubs remains to be seen.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts admitted to being "anxious" in advance of Julio Urias' major league debut Friday at New York. The 19-year-old left-hander is the Dodgers' top prospect and is considered by many as the top prospect in all of baseball.

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Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rangers have placed deposed closer Shawn Tolleson on the MLB Family Medical Emergency List . He can stay on the family medical emergency list for a minimum of 3 days to a maximum of 7 days. Tolleson is 0-2 with a 10.13 ERA in 20 games for the Rangers this season.

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Julio Urías makes his MLB debut tonight vs Mets. He is the youngest Dodgers LHP to debut since Sandy Koufax (1955).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Dave Roberts greets the Urías Family. Asked me to translate his message, "I will take good care of your son"

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