Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Turner injures right hamstring, Dodgers beat Marlins 7-2

Turner injures right hamstring, Dodgers beat Marlins 7-2

The Dodgers (23-18) begin a 10-game homestand after ending a three-game skid in a 6-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.

Los Angeles starter Hyun-Jin Ryu (2-5) allowed two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and a walk in 5 1/3 innings.

Kenley Jansen entered with two on and two outs in the eighth and struck out all four of his batters for his eighth save.

Justin Bour and Christian Yelich homered for the Marlins (14-26), who have dropped 18 of their past 22 games. Because the 91-mph fastball from Edinson Volquez (0-6) hit him in his non-throwing arm, Ryu was able to remain in the game.

Third baseman Justin Turner is also hot with four consecutive two-hit outings - 8-for-15 during the stretch - to raise his batting average to.372.

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner left the contest at the end of the seventh after sustaining an apparent hamstring injury. He tossed six scoreless innings Saturday, striking out 10, walking one and allowing five hits with his fourth straight win in a 4-0 Los Angeles victory at Colorado in his last start. But the Dodgers came up with three runs in the second on Yasiel Puig's two-run homer and Chase Utley's RBI single. The home run was his eighth of the season and it is well within play that Puig could top the career-best 19 home runs he socked as a rookie in 2013. May. Gonzalez hit a sharp single to right field in the third inning. The team's Opening Day second baseman, Logan Forsythe, is now on the 10-day disabled with a broken toe, but the Dodgers did welcome back Adrian Gonzalez to the lineup Thursday after a stint on the disabled list.

Volquez will make his second start since coming off the 10-day disabled list after recovering from a blister on his right thumb.

Mattingly will give the ball to the 25-year-old Nicolino, who was 1-3 with Triple-A New Orleans before being recalled last weekend.

Marlins: LHP Justin Nicolino (0-0, 1.50 ERA) threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings in his season debut at Dodger Stadium past year.

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