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Justin Turner continues red hot spring for Dodgers

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

PHOENIX -- Justin Turner continued his torrid spring training, hitting a grand slam in the Dodgers' 5-4 win over the Rangers on Monday night at Camelback Ranch.

Perhaps what was more noteworthy was that Turner actually made two outs in the game before hitting the grand slam with two outs in the fifth inning off Texas starter Derek Holland to tie the score at 4-4.

Turner entered Monday night with eight hits in his previous nine at-bats, including four doubles and a home run in that span.

Coming off microfracture surgery on his left knee in October, Turner was able to participate in workouts with the club early in camp but was held out of Cactus League games as a precaution until March 14, allowing his knee to be 100 percent. So far the proof is in the pudding.

Turner has played only eight of the Dodgers' 28 games this spring, but still leads the team in doubles (six) and extra-base hits (eight; tied with everyday Rob Segedin) despite the limited playing time.

"He put in a lot of work this winter, and he was consistent with his rehab," manager Dave Roberts said. "Just to see where he's at, I'm more happy for him, seeing some of the fruits of his process."

The grand slam pushed Turner's batting average to an even .600,

Turner has at least one hit in each of his eight games. In only two games has Turner failed to hit an extra-base hit. He has made more than one out in a game just three times.

That's .600/.652/1.200 with eight runs scored and eight RBI in just eight games. He has struck out only once, while walking three times. That will get it done.