It’s been quite the series in Chicago the past four games with lights going out, a father making a catch with a baby in arm and a few things in between.
In the series finale on Thursday between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs, there was another rare occurrence. This one robbed the Dodgers of another run in their 4-0 victory. Justin Turner came to bat in the top of the seventh inning with two outs against Yoervis Medina. He drove a ball to left field that appeared as if it would be a home run, but the ball hit the top of the fencing attached to the outfield wall and came back into play:
Judging by the video, it appeared Turner turned his trot into more of a sprint rounding first base before slowing it back down into a trot. The home plate umpire stopped him at third and the play was reviewed. It was ruled a live ball and Turner was awarded a triple.
The Dodger third baseman had a simple statement on the near home run via Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times:
“I’ll take it,” Turner said.
Instead of being his 11th home run of the year, it became his first triple of the season. The Dodgers were not able to drive him in though, but it proved to be unnecessary as the bullpen preserved the shutout.
The Dodgers now head to Miami for a three-game series against the Marlins.