Justin Turner looks to continue his hot streak as the Dodgers finish their three-game series on Thursday night against the Rockies at Coors Field.
Turner homered on Wednesday night, giving the Dodgers a 2-0 lead in the first inning, and hit two doubles on Tuesday night. He has three straight games with at least one RBI, four straight games with at least one extra-base hit, and three straight multi-hit games.
The Dodgers third baseman has 13 multi-hit games in his last 21 games.
Turner dating back to June 7 has 47 RBI in his last 47 games, hitting .328/.374/.667 with 15 doubles and 16 home runs.
Before 2016, 16 was Turner’s career high in home runs. Now he has 19 on the season, a new career high along with a career-high 64 RBI and a career-high-tying 43 extra-base hits.
He is 1-for-7 with a double against Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood.
The Dodgers have basically the same lineup as Tuesday’s opener, but with Howie Kendrick now batting seventh and Joc Pederson eighth, swapping positions from two days ago.
Carlos Gonzalez, who hit two home runs on Wednesday night, is out of the lineup on Thursday after spraining his left ankle on a swing in the eighth inning. He told reporters after the game he was confident he wouldn’t miss any time, but he’s out of the lineup in the series finale.