Dodgers News: Justin Turner Ties Team April Doubles Record

Jun 24, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (10) hits a two run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the third inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Turner couldn’t be off to a better start.

His 16-game hitting streak is a fine way of beginning his first season of a four-year, $64 million extension. But being in the team record books is even better.

Turner tied the record for the most doubles in April, also held by Hanley Ramirez and Rafael Furcal.

Turner was hitting .404 in the season’s opening month. His average has since “dipped” to .387. Despite his 11 doubles, Turner only hit one homer in the first month. Granted, it was a massive one: He blasted the final of three-straight blasts in the 9th inning against Philadelphia Saturday.

The Dodgers have been inconsistent thus far, sitting two¬†games over .500. Turner’s production has been a major reason why L.A. has stayed afloat through its injury and rotation struggles.

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Written by Gabe Burns

Gabe Burns is an award-winning journalist. He serves as a reporter and editor at the DodgersNation news desk. He additionally works as editor-in-chief of The Spectator, Valdosta State University's student paper. Gabe's work has been featured on a number of platforms, including Draft Breakdown and Pro Football Spot. His byline has been cited in media such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. Aside from covering Dodgers baseball, Gabe enjoys watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlando Magic and Tampa Bay Lightning. He can be followed on Twitter at @GabeBurns_DN.

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