MLB Playoff Saturday

Urías hits, pitches Dodgers past Giants to even NLDS series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Julio Urías shut down San Francisco and contributed an RBI single for his cause, Cody Bellinger and AJ Pollock delivered two-run doubles to blow it open in the sixth, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pounded the Giants 9-2 to even their NL Division Series at one game apiece. The reigning World Series champions backed manager Dave Roberts’ pledge to play do-or-die ball by continuing to add on, including Will Smith’s leadoff homer in the eighth. Now, NL West runner-up Los Angeles is headed home to Chavez Ravine with a chance to ride some momentum. The best-of-five series shifts to Dodger Stadium for Game 3 on Monday night.

Rays’ Brandon Lowe swings into action at Fenway

J.D. Martinez, Kiké Hernandez and the Boston Red Sox certainly will be glad to be back home for Game 3 of the AL Division Series against the Rays with the best-of-five matchup tied at 1-all. Tampa Bay’s Brandon Lowe might not mind, either, going into Sunday’s game. Lowe batted .455 with eight walks at Fenway Park this season and is a career .444 hitter in Boston, where the next two games of the ALDS will be played. In 16 games in Boston, he’s 24 of 54 for his highest batting average at any ballpark with six homers, 16 RBIs and a .551 on-base-percentage.