LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner will look to extend his six-game hitting streak as he bats in his familiar third spot against the Brewers on Sunday afternoon against the Brewers. Turner is hitting .500/.538/1.081 during the streak with four home runs.
"He's been a huge lift, not only just putting those competitive at-bats, getting a walk," manager Dave Roberts said. "Now he's putting the ball in the seats, splitting gaps, driving in runs, doing everything we had hoped he would do.
"Last night was a good night offensively [for the team], hopefully it carries over to today."
Matt Garza has limited experience against the Dodger hitters he will face in the series finale. Howie Kendrick, who is playing left field, has had the most success, going 8-for-15 (.533) with a home run and a double. Chase Utley and Turner have also homered off Garza.
Outfielder Yasiel Puig has completed his rehab assignment and he is off today for rest and travel back from San Jose, where he was playing with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. Roberts confirmed that they expect to activate Puig for Monday's game at home against the Washington Nationals.
Right-handed pitcher Brandon McCarthy and left-handed pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu had no health issues after their last rehab starts on Thursday and Friday, respectively. For their next rehab starts, Ryu will be extended to five innings and 65 pitches and McCarthy will have a target of four innings and 45-50 pitches.
McCarthy is scheduled to pitch on Wednesday and Ryu will start on Thursday or Friday. Roberts said it was likely both pitchers will start for Triple-A Oklahoma City to face advanced competition.