Rays name Yarbrough as Game 4 starter
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The Tampa Bay Rays will turn to left-hander Ryan Yarbrough for Game 4 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, according to Juan Toribio of MLB.com.

Yarbrough, 28, will make his second career World Series appearance after working out of the bullpen in Game 1. On Tuesday, Yarbrough threw 19 pitches, retiring two hitters and allowing two hits.

Yarbrough became somewhat notable as the bulk guy the Rays most frequently used behind the opener in 2018 and 2019. However, he became a more traditional starter in 2020, making nine starts and two relief appearances. The lefty authored a 3.56 ERA and 3.80 FIP over 55 2/3 innings.

Julio Urias will oppose Yarbrough. The 24-year-old will be making his first career World Series start and fourth appearance in the Fall Classic. It will also be Urias' second start and fifth outing of the 2020 postseason. The lefty has allowed two runs - one earned - on seven hits and three walks while striking out 16 over 16 innings during his four previous appearances.

The Dodgers currently lead the World Series 2-1.

Rays name Yarbrough as Game 4 starter
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