Justin Turner came up clutch in the ninth inning of last nights game against the Giants. He belted a home run to win the game for the Dodgers. Via Rick Eymer and Chris Haft at MLB.com:
"Just trying to get on base," said Turner, whose fifth homer of the season gave the Dodgers their 12th victory in 18 games. "Sometimes when you simplify things, bigger things happen."For his part in the victory, Clayton was magnificent. He went eight innings, walked none, allowed five hits, two runs and struck out thirteen to win his ninth game of the season.
"We got big plays all the way around," Kershaw said. "It was a fun game to play in. You know it's a big game but that shouldn't affect you one way or another. You try to pitch the same no matter what."Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2016. Go here to check out more pics by Jon from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check:
- This Day in Dodgers History: In 1957 Roy Campanella hit his 237th career home run as a catcher to set a new NL record. In 1972 both Willie Davis and Manny Mota would hit inside-the-park home runs against the Pirates at Dodger Stadium.
- Happy Birthday, Mike Davis and Odalis Perez!