Dodgers 3B Turner (thumb) day-to-day

Dodgers 3B Turner (thumb) day-to-day

It hasn't been easy of late, but the Los Angeles Dodgers are on the brink of taking their fifth straight NL West title. Since they were taking on a woebegone Phillies team and the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks were playing the rebuilding San Diego Padres, it wasn't much to ask for the Dodgers to leave Philly with some closure - and a few champagne-induced hangovers.

"Personally I think I'll try to block most of that out", Kingery said.

The Dodgers will finish the road trip on Thursday at 10:05 AM PT and will then head home for a weekend series against the Giants.

"Going forward, we see him as a weapon in the bullpen", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. But there was the opportunity open and he was able to take that final step.

NOTES: Dodgers 2B Chase Utley, the former Phillies' standout, was 0-for-3 on Thursday.

"It's good to see", Mackanin said. "To get this kind of experience is worth a lot". Shortstop Corey Seager, who had already fouled a ball off his right calf against the Washington Nationals, fouled a ball off his right ankle in Wednesday night's game.

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner sustained a bruised right thumb when he was hit by a pitch from Mark Leiter the first inning and left the game. Trainers looked at his fingers, but Turner stayed to run the bases and played one inning in the field.

What do you get the 90-year-old who has everything? Crawford made another brilliant, barehanded play at third - but then, it was a play Franco has made, too. "I'm taking the same frame of mind after the last two injuries to come back the same way in September". He struck out three and walked one. They owe the fans one. Those are the goals. In the 48 games since, the ERA has swelled to 4.79 and the WHIP has increased to 1.31.

Crawford, the 16th overall pick in 2013, drew three walks in four plate appearances and fielded eight chances flawlessly, at least four of which could be described as moderately difficult.

Philadelphia rookie sensation Rhys Hoskins continued to grow his legend with another big hit, as he broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the fifth inning with a two-run double. As a pinch hitter, a role he'd likely have in the playoffs, he's 2-for-11 with two homers. So when they get up here and they start doing that consistently, it's why they're there. At one point, he played error-free second base for 47 consecutive games.

Austin Barnes took Turner's spot in lineup and several players moved around to different positions. "There are a limited number of starters needed in the post-season". Better late than never. "We played them very tough, and I know they had to be a little nervous because they came in here probably thinking they were going to beat up on us, but our guys, they played hard". "You don't want to relax and let up. The homer by (Ethier) and Granderson were huge for us".