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Justin Turner back at 3B in opener vs. Reds

3B has 11-game hitting streak

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Cleveland Indians David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Turner is back at third base for the Dodgers in their series opener against the Reds on Friday night in Cincinnati, after a pair of games at designated hitter in Cleveland.

Turner since returning from the disabled list last week has picked up right where he left off before his hamstring injury. His single in the ninth inning on Thursday extended his hitting streak to 11 games, which dates back to before his injury.

Starting lineups

Pos Dodgers Pos Reds
Pos Dodgers Pos Reds
2B Utley (L) CF Hamilton (S)
SS Seager (L) SS Cozart
3B Turner 1B Votto (L)
1B Bellinger (L) LF Duvall
LF Taylor 3B Suarez
C Grandal (S) RF Schebler (L)
CF Pederson (L) 2B Peraza
RF Puig C Mesoraco
P Wood P Adleman
Time: 4:10 p.m. PT TV: SportsNet LA

In six games since his activation, Turner is 8-for-22 (.364) with a home run and a double, and on the season his hitting .377/.452/.500. During his hitting streak he is hitting .450 (18-for-40).

Cody Bellinger has also been hot in June, with seven home runs in 13 games this month, hitting .261/.358/.783 during that span.

One of those home runs came against Friday night Reds starter Tim Adleman, hit last Sunday at Dodger Stadium.

The Reds followed getting swept last weekend at Dodger Stadium by getting swept again in San Diego, and enter Friday night on a six-game losing streak.

It was their third straight series getting swept on the road, but the Reds return home, where they are 19-15 and have outscored opponents by 28 runs in 34 games.