Justin Turner gets a rare day off in the Dodgers’ series opener on Monday night against the Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Turner had two hits and an RBI in each of the last two games over the weekend at Coors Field in Denver, but in May is hitting just .262/.373/.286 with one double and five walks in 12 games.
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Turner started each of the last 13 games for the Dodgers. Only Cody Bellinger had a longer streak of active starts on the team heading into Monday. The third baseman has played in 36 of the club’s 38 games this season, including 34 starts, the latter good for third on the team.
Kiké Hernandez gets the start at third base in place of Turner on Monday, his second start at the position this season.
Yasmani Grandal, with 14 hits in his last 23 at-bats, moves into Turner’s third slot in the batting order in the series opener. It’s just his sixth career start batting third, and first since joining the Dodgers.
SF roster move
The Giants made a move before the series, placing outfielder Hunter Pence on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The club called up Mac Williamson to take his place on the roster.
Pence homered against Clayton Kershaw on May 1 at Dodger Stadium, his first career extra-base hit against the lefty in 70 plate appearances. But since that home run Pence was 7-for-41 (.171) with a home run, no walks, and 10 strikeouts.