Turner closes a long homer dry spell with his fifth and 6th of the time as the Dodgers take the opener of a four-game series, 3-1
Justin Turner hit a three-run grand slam against Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zach Davies. It was his fourth grand slam of the time, and it was the distinction in a two-run triumph.
Turner batted another multiple times going into Thursday’s down against the San Diego Padres. The seasons changed, the baseball charged up, yet the 37-year-old third baseman didn’t hit a grand slam. It was the longest he’s done without a homer, regarding games or plate appearances, in 11 years.
That changed amazingly Thursday night. Turner hit two homers against Padres starter Joe Musgrove, representing the Dodgers’ all’s runs in a 3-1 triumph at Dodger Stadium.
Turner’s hostile heroics put forth the Dodgers’ pitching attempts stand up. Mitch White, Justin Bruihl, Evan Phillips (2-3), Alex Vesia and Craig Kimbrel joined to restrict San Diego to seven hits and one disagreement the opener of a four-game series. The success put the Dodgers (47-28) 2½ games in front of the Padres (46-32) in the National League West standings.
For Turner, the game was approval of a months-in length work to turn his season around.