MLB wrap: Dodgers squeak by Yankees with Justin Turner home run

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Two of the best teams in MLB faced off Saturday, and the Dodgers came out on top.

Los Angeles beat the Yankees 2-1 at Dodger stadium to even up the three-game series.

New York won Friday's matchup 10-2, but this time both sides were stagnant at the plate. The two squads combined for 11 hits, and the Dodgers led the way with six.

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No Dodger shined brighter than third baseman Justin Turner on the day though as he blasted a two-run homer in the third inning to bring in Los Angeles' only runs of the contest.

"It doesn't matter what you did the day before," Turner told reporters after the game. "You gotta show up the next day at 0-0.

"And those guys (pitchers) are 60 feet away trying to get out(s). Tonight two runs was enough."

New York tallied a run in the fourth inning but couldn't muster more scoring.

Los Angeles is now 86-45 while the Yankees sit at 84-47.

Studs of the Night

Josh Bell went 1 for 4 with a 3-run home run to help Pittsburgh crush the Reds 14-0.

Corey Dickerson went 4 for 5 with five RBIs in the Phillies' 9-3 win over the Marlins.

Pedro Severino hit a grand slam to power Baltimore's 7-1 win against the Rays.

Duds of the Night

Todd Frazier went 0 for 4 with a strikeout in the Mets' 9-5 loss to the Braves.

Hunter Dozier struck out in all three of his official at-bats as Kansas City fell to Cleveland 4-2.

Highlight

This was a nice no-look catch by Stephen Piscotty.

What's Next?

Yankees (84-47) at Dodgers (86-45) 7:08 p.m. ET — New York and Los Angeles are both top World Series contenders, so Sunday's rubber game should be exciting. After all, this could be a sneak peak of the championship round.


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