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Justin Turner sets Dodgers record for reaching base in postseason

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Breaks 60-year-old record from Brooklyn

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LOS ANGELES -- Justin Turner was 1-for-4 with a hit by pitch in the Dodgers' Game 5 loss to the Cubs on Thursday night, and set a franchise record by reaching base in his 15th consecutive postseason game.

Turner singled in the third inning, and actually stole second base instead of just dancing, then was hit by a pitch and scored in the eighth. So far this postseason, Turner is hitting .313/.488/.563 with two home runs and eight RBI.

His 15-game streak includes the 2015 NLDS as well, and encapulates every postseason start of Turner's career. he was 0-for-2 in two pinch-hit appearances in the 2014 NLDS. But during the 15-game streak, Turner has hit .392/.508/.667.

Turner broke the record of Carl Furillo, who reached base in 14 straight World Series games for Brooklyn in 1953, 1955 and 1956. The right fielder of the Boys of Summer hit .333/.400/.519 during his streak with four doubles, two home runs, nine runs scored and seven RBI. Coincidentally, all 14 of Furillo's games came against the Yankees.

Among active players, Turner is tied with Alcides Escobar for the third-longest streak, trailing only Lorenzo Cain (20 games) and Daniel Murphy (19 games).

Turner, who led the Dodgers with 13 HBP in 2015 and was second on the team with 10 HBP this season, has been hit by four pitches in 10 games this postseason, twice in each series. Those four HBP have him tied with Russell Martin for the most in franchise history.

This postseason, Turner leads all major leaguers with 21 times on base, is tied (with Yasmani Grandal) for most walks with seven, and his eight RBI rank second only to Edwin Encarnacion (nine).