Newcomb pulled after seven no-hit innings for Travelers

Angels top prospect outlasts Dodgers No. 2 prospect in pitchers' duel

Newcomb pulled after seven no-hit innings for Travelers

Two of Minor League Baseball's best prospects squared off on Tuesday night, as Angels No. 1 prospect (No. 22 overall) Sean Newcomb outperformed Dodgers No. 2 prospect (No. 4 overall) Julio Urias by tossing seven no-hit innings for Double-A Arkansas in a 1-0 win over Tulsa.

Newcomb struck out six batters while allowing one walk in his seven shutout frames. He tossed 64 pitches before being pulled and has allowed just four earned runs in five Double-A starts (28 total innings). Tuesday night marked the first time he pitched into the seventh inning for the Travelers.

Greg Mahle relieved Newcomb in the eighth and gave up a two-out triple to Erisbel Arruebarrena. However, Mahle stranded the Drillers' runner at third and eventually earned the win after the Travelers scored a run in the bottom of the frame.

Urias was nearly as good as Newcomb, allowing four hits while fanning three batters in six scoreless innings. He did not earn a decision and has not dropped a start since Aug. 1. The 19-year-old right-hander began his year with Tulsa before undergoing eye surgery in May.

His recovery kept him out until early July, when he made two short appearances for the Arizona League Dodgers and then one for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga. Urias returned to Tulsa on July 26, and has yet to give up more than three earned runs in a start since.

Newcomb, Arkansas' 6-foot-5 southpaw, is 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA and leads all Minor Leaguers with 158 strikeouts on the year.

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.