The Los Angeles Dodgers were fighting for their playoff lives against the New York Mets at Citi Field in Game 4 of the National League Division Series. Coming off a shellacking, the Dodgers turned to Clayton Kershaw on short rest for a third time in their last three trips to the postseason.
Kershaw turned in a strong start, allowing one run, three hits, and collecting eight strikeouts over seven innings of work. The Dodgers forced a Game 5 behind their ace’s performance, but also receiving contributions from others along the way.
Justin Turner continued to torment his former team, pulling a two-run double down the left field line in the third inning:
Turner’s double extended the Dodgers’ lead to 3-0 at the time, but it was cut to 3-1 by the time the seventh inning rolled around. With two outs and Wilmer Flores representing the tying run, Turner dropped to his knee to field a hard-hit one-hopper and made the throw over to first to end the inning: