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Trea Turner wins National League player of the week

Two grand slams and a batting title is a solid week

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Trea Turner had himself quite a finish to the season last week, hitting two grand slams over the weekend and finishing it off with a National League batting title.

The Dodger second baseman finished his season hitting .328/.375/.536 with a 142 wRC+, 28 home runs, and 32 stolen bases. That .328 was well above his former teammate Juan Soto (.313) in Washington for the crown.

Turner went 11-for-24 (.458) with eight runs scored, two doubles, three home runs, 11 RBI, a stolen base and a .917 slugging percentage across the six games. He was 15-for-32 (.469) with six homers over the last eight games to raise his average from .320 to .328 and become the first Dodger to win a batting title since Tommy Davis in 1963.

“I don’t know why Trea isn’t getting spoken about in the MVP as much,” teammate Walker Buehler said. “He’s had a year that not many players have had. He’s a special player and kind of a game-changing player. I think Trea Turner needs to be on the minds of some people.”

Leading the NL with 32 bases, Turner became the first Dodger to win the batting title and have the most steals since Jackie Robinson in 1949.

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