After his game-winning hit traveled into the outfield, Justin Turner disappeared inside a cloud of rosin powder and a mob of teammates. In a few moments, Yasiel Puig would unload an entire bucket of red Gatorade across his head and shoulders.
In the final act of a comeback from a five-run deficit, Turner smacked a walkoff RBI single to secure a 6-5 Dodgers victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night. The Dodgers are in the midst of a five-game winning streak after sweeping the Twins at Dodger Stadium.
The outcome had appeared unlikely — at least, for those unfamiliar with the 2017 Dodgers (71-31).
“This,” manager Dave Roberts said, “is who we are.”