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Player of the series: Justin Turner

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After a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves, a lot of players could have been named the player of the series. There were a lot of great performances all around, but none more impressive than Justin Turner.

For the series, Turner was 7-for-14, with four home runs and eight runs driven in.

His biggest game came on Tuesday, when he hit three home runs and drove in six. He became the second third baseman in Dodgers history to hit three homers, joining Juan Uribe who did so in 2013.

Turner has really heated up as of late. He didn’t hit his first home run until April 30, and has already hit four since then. Since April 26, Turner has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball. He’s hitting .391 with a 1.189 OPS.

With Turner heating up, it’s no surprise the Dodgers have been feeding off of him. Since his hot stretch began on April 26, the team has gone 8-3, including winning five of their last six games.

It’s well-known that May is when Turner starts to heat up. The Dodgers were among one of the best teams in April with a struggling Turner. Now, with him heating up, it looks as if the Dodgers are about to potentially break away early on in this division.