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Justin Turner's ninth-inning homer lifts Dodgers to 3-2 win over Giants

Justin Turner's ninth-inning homer lifts Dodgers to 3-2 win over Giants

Justin Turner lifted his left leg, raised his knee to his waist and returned his foot to the ground. He performs this gesture before almost every pitch he sees, but in the ninth inning of Friday’s 3-2 victory over the Giants, a rare thing happened in his slump-ridden season. He set up on time. 

Turner loaded his body into the hitting position so he was ready for a fat slider from San Francisco closer Santiago Casilla. Turner ripped a line drive into left field, a screamer that barely cleared the fence. It landed just out of reach, a go-ahead home run that brought his dugout to life. 

“To get a good result out of that is a good feeling,” Turner said....

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