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Justin Turner, Dodgers sweep Marlins

MLB.com - Monday 17th July, 2017

Logan Forsythe drives the ball to deep left-center and Christian Yelich times it perfectly to make a terrific leaping catch at the wall

Facing a left-hander for a second straight game, the Marlins struggled against Rich Hill. After tossing seven perfect frames on Sept. 10, 2016, in Miami, the southpaw fanned nine over five innings of one-run ball.

Turner time: Turner's day began with a first-inning solo homer off an O'Grady cutter, but his at-bat that counted most came in the third. With two runners on, Turner lifted a 1-1 fastball deep enough to right to score Logan Forsythe from third. Turner, who is just a few at-bats away from qualifying to sit atop the batting average leaderboard, added two hits to push his season clip to .376.

Ichiro Suzuki lined a pinch-hit RBI infield single off Hill's leg in the fifth, bringing him to 3,055 career hits. The 43-year-old is now tied with Rickey Henderson for 23rd on the all-time hits list.

The left-field fence at Marlins Park was lowered from 11 1/2 to 7 feet in 2016 for two reasons: more home runs and more chances to rob home runs. So when Ozuna drifted back on a deep fly by Enrique Hernandez in the sixth, he was well-equipped to snag it before it left the yard. Ozuna used one leg to leap onto the fence before hanging over it to rob Hernandez.

Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw gets his first start since the All-Star break when the Dodgers open up a short two-game series against the White Sox at 5:10 p.m. PT on Tuesday. The left-hander is 14-2 and hasn't lost since May 1.

Marlins: Tom Koehler (1-4, 8.00 ERA) toes the rubber for his third start since being called back up to the Majors as the Marlins open a three-game set with the Phillies at 7:10 p.m. ET on Monday in Miami.

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Glenn Sattell is a contributor to MLB.com based in Miami and covered the Dodgers on Sunday.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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