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Justin Turner injures right hamstring, will have more tests Friday

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LOS ANGELES — Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner hurt his right hamstring running the bases on Thursday night against the Marlins, and will undergo tests on Friday to see the extent of his injury.

Turner tried to score from second base on a single by Yasmani Grandal in the seventh inning, but suffered the injury shortly after rounding third base. Turner tried to run home, but was thrown out at the plate. He immediately grabbed his right leg, then slowly walked off the field and straight into the clubhouse with trainer Nate Lucero.

“To my eyes, it didn’t look good coming around third base,” manager Dave Roberts said after the game. “We’ll have a little more clarity after the scans.”

Roberts spoke with trainers briefly after the game, who explained that the injury was lower on the hamstring, more near Turner’s right knee — not the “belly of the hamstring” as Roberts described — and that Turner still felt strength in his hamstring.

“The strength was there still, which is a positive,” Roberts said. “We’re holding out hope.”

Turner was 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a walk on Thursday, and on the season is hitting .379/.453/.493 with one home run and a team-leading 13 doubles.

Up next

Alex Wood takes the ball on Friday night, going for a third consecutive scoreless start in which his innings and strikeout total add up to 16. The Marlins will counter with left-hander Justin Nicolino.

Broadcaster shuffle

Joe Davis will call Saturday’s Giants-Cardinals game in St. Louis for Fox, and will miss the next three Dodgers games. Friday through Sunday, Charley Steiner will have play-by-play duties on SportsNet LA alongside Nomar Garciaparra, while on radio the duo of Rick Monday and Kevin Kennedy will call the three games.