Justin Turner has undeniably been an unsung hero for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season. He’s given the team a dependable option to plug in at third base in the wake of Juan Uribe’s hamstring injuries and he’s hit well in key moments.
Turner’s .412 batting average with runners in scoring position leads the team (minimum 10 at-bats). Turner has also been used at every other infield position with the exception of catcher and has proven to be a more than serviceable pinch-hitter.
On Saturday, the utility infielder provided a reminder he’s also capable of contributing with his glove. With one out in the fourth inning, Seth Smith hit a foul ball off third base that Turner tracked and made the catch as he spilled into the front row of the stands.
Unfortunately for Turner and the Dodgers, they played into extra innings for the second consecutive game and suffered another loss.
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