Justin Turner shrugs off 0-for-5 night to spark Dodgers’ Game 2 win

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MILWAUKEE — It was admittedly the worst game of his career and one of the worst games in baseball history. Justin Turner — among the sport’s hottest hitters since the start of August, including in a first-round playoff series at the start of October — went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts and one error in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, becoming the second player to put together such a performance in the postseason.

Less than 24 hours later, Turner ignited his team, as he so often has, by launching the two-run home run that gave the Dodgers the 4-3 lead they rode to victory on Saturday, evening this best-of-seven series against the Milwaukee Brewers at one game apiece.

“It takes a special athlete to have a night like he had last night and to show up the next day in a big spot and want to have the bat in your hand,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Justin is that guy, and those are hard to come by.”

The Dodgers trimmed a three-run deficit to

Article source: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24976274/justin-turner-shrugs-0-5-night-spark-dodgers-game-2-win

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