Turner hits a 3-run homer; Dodgers sweep series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the four-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Wednesday night.

The Dodgers spun their fifth victory. They finished 5-3 in a homestand that included eight games in seven days and four in 42 hours.

David Price returned from the COVID-19 list and made a key contribution in relief for the Dodgers, who condemned Arizona to their fifth straight loss.

Turner found a pitch from Zach Davies (2-2) on a 3-2 count and hit the ball into the pavilion behind left field to give the Dodgers a 4-2 lead in the fourth inning.

It was the 1,300th major league game for Turner, invited to the preseason in 2014 without being part of the squad and who three years later was the Most Valuable Player of the National League Championship Series.

Gavin Lux added a two-out RBI single in the fifth to make it 5-2.

Walker Buehler (5-1) immediately got into trouble during the fifth inning. Arizona loaded the bases on back-to-back singles by Alek Thomas, Jake Hager and Daulton Varsho.

But Buehler struck out Jordan Luplow and Pavin Smith, before ending the threat on Christian Smith’s grounder to Turner, who simply stepped into third.

For the Diamondbacks, the Venezuelans David Peralta 4-1, Yonny Hernández 1-0.

For the Dodgers, no Latin Americans hit.

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