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Sports The Latest: Turner solo homer gives Dodgers early 1-0 lead

03:55  25 october  2020
03:55  25 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Justin Turner put the Los Angeles Dodgers ahead 1 - 0 in the first inning, homering on Charlie Morton’s 14th pitch. After taking a curveball with a 1-1 count for a Designated hitter Austin Meadows led off, followed by second baseman Brandon Lowe, left fielder Randy Arozarena, first baseman Ji-Man Choi

Justin Turner put the Los Angeles Dodgers ahead 1 - 0 in the first inning, homering on Charlie Morton’s 14th pitch. After taking a curveball with a 1-1 count for a strike with two outs Dodgers ace Walker Buehler struck out two in a perfect bottom of the first that required 11 pitches, half Morton’s total.

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local):

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7:28 p.m.

Justin Turner became the first player to hit a first-inning home run in consecutive World Series games, putting the Dodgers ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Saturday night as Los Angeles tried to take a three games to one lead.

Ryan Yarbrough fell behind all four Dodgers batters in the first, and Los Angeles went ahead early for the third time in four games.

Turner drove a 2-0 cutter 420 feet over a leaping Kevin Kiermaier in centre with two outs. Turner became the Dodgers career leader with his 12th post-season home run, one more than Duke Snider. It was his third this season.

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Brandon Lowe hit a home run in the first inning to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 1 - 0 lead , the first time they Chants of “Let’s Go Dodgers !” broke out in the top of the first, but those quieted significantly when Lowe — batting .107 He struck out 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts and Justin Turner , those Ks

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Turner became just the third player with two first-inning homers in one Series, joining the Dodgers’ Mickey Hatcher in 1988 Games 1 and 5 against Oakland, and Houston’s Alex Bregman last year in Games 2 and 6 against Washington.

Julio Urías gave up a one-out single in the bottom half to Randy Arozarena, who was caught stealing second by catcher Will Smith. Mark Carlson originally called Arozarena safe but was reversed in a video review for the final out of the inning.

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6:30 p.m.

The Fall Classic has a slight feel of October for the first time in this neutral site in Texas.

The first-pitch temperature will be somewhere around 60 degrees, perhaps slightly below with the roof open at the home of the Texas Rangers.

Los Angeles left-hander Julio Urías is facing Tampa Bay’s Ryan Yarbrough in Game 4 with the Dodgers holding a 2-1 lead in the Series. Urías has a win in all four of his appearances this post-season.

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Turner ’s three-run, walk-off homer off Cubs right-hander John Lackey brought a full Dodger Stadium to its feet, and Turner ’s teammates to home plate. The Dodgers ’ bullpen has not allowed a hit since Game 3 of the division series. Game 3 of the NLCS is Tuesday night in Chicago. The Cubs led , 1 - 0 .

Tonight was no different, as two late solo shots helped the Dodgers earn a crucial 3-2 victory over in the seventh to tie the game, and Justin Turner hit a solo homer in the eighth to give the Dodgers the lead , and the win. The D-Backs jumped out to an early 2- 0 lead in the first inning thanks to a t

Major League Baseball decided against a crisp fall feel for Game 3, when game-time temperatures were in the low 50s with a brisk north wind. There was no rain in the forecast, but the roof was closed for LA’s 6-1 victory Friday night.

The roof was open for the first two games. The game-time temperature was in the 80s for both.

Another crowd of about 11,000 was expected — about 28% of Globe Life Field’s capacity and well below the state-mandated maximum of 50% for sports arenas amid the pandemic.


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5:55 p.m.

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced a tweak to their starting lineup just before they completed batting practice ahead of the start of Game 4.

Just more than an hour before playing the Tampa Bay Rays, the Dodgers said Cody Bellinger would be the designated hitter and AJ Pollock would be in centre field.

There was no immediate word from the Dodgers on why the switch was made.

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Bellinger had started the first three games of the series in centre field, and was there in the original lineup. He homered and had a leaping catch that robbed the Rays of a possible homer in Game 1 on Tuesday night, two days after he popped his right shoulder out of whack during an emphatic celebration of his go-ahead homer in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series.

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4:05 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Rays started four right-handed hitters at the top of their batting order and seven in all against Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Julio Urías in World Series Game 4 on Saturday night.

Tampa Bay made one change from the players it started against lefty Clayton Kershaw in the opener, starting Mike Brosseau at third in place of Joey Wendle. The Rays started four right-handed hitters at the top of their batting order.

Los Angeles reverted to its lineup against left-handers for the matchup with Ryan Yarbrough, using the same batting order the Dodgers started in Game 2, except for dropping second baseman Kiké Hernández one slot to ninth and moving up left fielder Chris Taylor to eighth.

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Justin Turner set the tone with a first -inning home run and the Los Angeles Dodgers marched to a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Friday to take a Austin Barnes added a solo homer and a squeeze bunt as the Dodgers provided plenty of support to outstanding pitcher Walker Buehler -- who gave up

Justin Turner homers against the Rays in Game 3Getty Images. Willy Adames delivered a two-out RBI double in the The Dodgers got the run back in their next at-bat, on Barnes’ solo homer against John Curtiss. Turner launched a homer against the right-hander in the first inning, and the Dodgers

The roof was open at new $1.2 billion Globe Life Park after staying closed for the first time in the post-season for Game 3, when the game time temperature was 53 degrees.

Los Angeles led 2-1 in the best-of-seven Series, seeking its first title since 1988.

Tampa Bay is in the Series for the second time following a five-game loss to Philadelphia in 2008.

Right fielder Mookie Betts led off the visiting Dodgers, followed by shortstop Corey Seager, third baseman Corey Seager, first baseman Max Muncy, catcher Will Smith, centre fielder Cody Belliner, designated hitter AJ Pollock, Taylor and Hernández.

First baseman Yandy Díaz led off for the Rays, followed by designated hitter Randy Arozarena, Brosseau, left fielder Manuel Margot, second baseman Brandon Lowe, shortstop Willy Adames, right fieler Hunter Renfroe, catcher Mike Zunino and centre fielder Kevin Kiermaier.

Urías pitched three perfect innings for the win in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series last Sunday and is is 4-0 with a 0.56 ERA in one post-season start and three relief appearances. He allowed earned run and seven hits in 16 innings with 16 strikeouts and three walks.

Yarbrough threw 19 pitches in the World Series opener, his only action since pitching five innings against Houston in the AL Championship Series on Oct. 13.

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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says 'baseball should be proud' of 2020 season .
The Dodgers were crowned World Series champions at the conclusion of a baseball season defined by the COVID-19 pandemic.“I think baseball should be proud of what it accomplished this year,’’ Manfred told USA TODAY Sports. “We faced challenges unlike any other in the history of the sport. We managed to confront them by working with the players, working with the clubs. I regard that to be a great success.

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