Turner breaks Dodgers’ career playoff HR mark

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Justin Turner launched a first-inning homer for a second consecutive night on Saturday, surpassing Los Angeles Dodgers legend Duke Snider for the most postseason home runs in franchise history.

Turner’s drive to center field off Tampa Bay Rays lefty Ryan Yarbrough in Game 4 of the World Series — coming 24 hours after his drive to left field off righty Charlie Morton in Game 3 — gave him 12 postseason homers for his career and three since Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.

Turner, a pending free agent, became the first player ever to hit first-inning home runs in consecutive World Series. The only other players with multiple first-inning homers in the same World Series, regardless of the game, are Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman in 2019 and Mickey Hatcher for the 1988 Dodgers.

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