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Justin Turner returns to Dodgers lineup in Diamondbacks finale

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Justin Turner returns to the Dodgers lineup after missing four games with inflammation and a bone bruise in his left knee, starting at and batting third in the series finale against the Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.

Turner left Saturday's game after six innings feeling tightness in the knee, and had an MRI exam earlier in the week that showed no new damage.

On the season Turner is hitting .290/.366/.488 with 15 home runs and 25 doubles in 118 games, including 92 starts. He also carries a six-game hitting streak into Thursday's game, hitting .391 (9-for-23) with two doubles during that span.

Turner anchors a nearly all-right-handed lineup for the Dodgers against Diamondbacks southpaw Patrick Corbin, with right fielder Scott Schebler the only left-handed batter among position players.

That means Scott Van Slyke at first base in place of Adrian Gonzalez, and Chris Heisey in center field in place of Joc Pederson.

With Jimmy Rollins back at shortstop for a second straight game, Corey Seager is out of the lineup for just the second time in 20 games in the major leagues. Seager, who amassed 550 plate appearances between Double-A and Triple-A this season, leads the Dodgers organization with 631 PA this season, 17 more than Gonzalez.

Clayton Kershaw gets the start, making just his second start of the season against the Diamondbacks, having allowed a season-high six runs in a loss on April 11, in just his second start of the season.

Game info

Time: 12:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA