It had not been the smoothest of seasons for the Dodgers‘ Justin Turner.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — First he started six weeks late because of a broken wrist. When he returned Jordan Zimmermann Jersey , his power seemed wanting. Then he strained a groin and was out another 10 days.Only with the arrival of August, Turner has returned to his All-Star form, and it was clearly on display Sunday when he drove in five runs to lead Los Angeles to a 7-3 victory and three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres.Turner is hitting .405 in August with five home runs, 19 RBI, 19 runs and 10 doubles.“J.T. had a huge day,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.“This is the Justin we’ve seen the last three or four years.”Manny Machado added a two-run homer that put the Dodgers ahead and gave them their seventh sweep of the season.The Padres lost their fifth consecutive game and dropped to 27-40 on the road, despite taking an early 2-0 lead against Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-1).“They hit better than us, they played better defense and they pitched better,” said Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer. “They outplayed us. Sometimes that’s baseball Jose Iglesias Jersey , but we have to find the identity of our team. Losing three games this weekend is not where we wanted to be.”The Padres gave left-hander Robbie Erlin (3-4) the early lead with a solo home run from Franmil Reyes in the second and Hunter Renfroe’s RBI single in the third.Turner tied it up with a two-run double in the fifth. Machado added his 31st home run of the season, and his seventh in 35 games with the Dodgers.After a pair of walks and a wild pitch, Turner drove in two more in the sixth with a single to left off reliever Robert Stock. He tied his career-high for RBIs with a run-scoring double in the eighth. It’s the fifth time he’s driven in five runs in one game.“I feel like I’m in a pretty good spot right now,” Turner said. “I haven’t had any problems with the wrist. It’s going good and I’m seeing the ball pretty well at the plate.”RYU BACKIn his third start back since missing over three months with a torn groin, Ryu gave up 11 hits in his 5 2/3 innings, but held the Padres to two runs.“I did give up a lot of hits, but I was able to control the damage,” Ryu said.Said Turner: “That’s what we’re counting on. We’re glad to have him back in there. He’s been throwing the ball great. He’s a pitcher. He knows how to pitch. He changes his height, changes in and out Denny McLain Jersey , and has command of four pitches. When you do that, it’s pretty tough on pitchers. He’s good for us.”PADRES LOSING WOESSan Diego fell to 50-83 on the year, 23½ games back of the Arizona Diamondbacks.Renfroe, who added a solo homer in the ninth, said it’s been a continually challenging season.“Baseball is a frustrating game, that’s why it’s the hardest game in the world,” he said. “We are in a bad stretch right now but we cannot get frustrated. You have to battle and grind it out everyday. It sucks to lose and it sucks to have a losing season but we’re having growing pains.”TRAINER’S ROOMPadres: As he ran from second to third base Saturday night, 3B Wil Myers was drilled on his side by a Renfroe line drive. Myers was an automatic out, but remained in the game and started Sunday. The play likely cost the Padres a run in the eventual 5-4 , 12-inning loss to the Dodgers.Dodgers: The Dodgers are off Monday and when they resume play Tuesday at Texas expect to have both RHP Ross Stripling (back) and OF Joc Pederson (knee) back. Stripling is expected to join the bullpen. Pederson did pinch hit Saturday and Sunday, but was held out of the lineup.UP NEXTPadres: After an off-day Monday, the Padres return home with RHP Jacob Nix (1-2, 6.17) scheduled to start against the Mariners. In his first three starts, he has a groundout percentage of 61.0 percent.Dodgers: After their off-day, RHP Walker Buehler (6-4, 2.96) is scheduled to start Tuesday at Texas. The rookie threw seven scoreless innings and struck out a career-high nine in his last start against the Cardinals. A look at what’s happening around the majors today:JUST A MINUTERecently suspended players Jose Urena and Yasiel Puig are both appealing their punishments and should remain in action this weekend. Urena, the Marlins right-hander who plunked breakout Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. with the first pitch of a game Wednesday, was suspended six games by Major League Baseball but was in uniform Friday and could pitch this weekend while the appeal process is completed. Puig also figures to play this weekend for the Dodgers in Seattle as he appeals his two-game ban for fighting and inciting a benches-clearing scrap against San Francisco.CY PAST VS. CY POTENTIALMets ace Jacob deGrom tries to enhance his NL Cy Young credentials when he starts vs. Jake Arrieta and the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. DeGrom leads the majors with a 1.81 ERA — he’s evened his record at 7-7 after New York recently gave him some long-overdue run support. Arrieta (9-7 , 3.33) won the 2015 NL Cy Young Award with the Cubs.BARTOLO’S BALLThe Texas Rangers will honor Bartolo Colon with an on-field tribute before they host the Angels. Earlier this month, the 45-year-old Colon topped Dennis Martinez for the most wins by a pitcher from Latin America.Colon added another victory this week and is 247-186 in the majors. Martinez, who finished in 1998, was 245-193. Martinez will be at Globe Life Park for the ceremony, which will include the Rangers and their players making presentations to Colon.INJURED AND IMPATIENTTrevor Bauer isn’t going to let a stress fracture in his right leg get in the way of throwing a baseball. Cleveland’s right-hander will be out four to six weeks with the injury, but that’s not stopping him from keeping his arm in shape. Bauer played catch from his knees while wearing a walking boot with an athletic trainer Friday, and he hopes to return faster than the timetable given by manager Terry Francona. The right-hander admitted he didn’t take the news very well when he learned he’ll be out for an extended period of time.“I was furious,” he said. “I’ve pretty much felt the same way since.”ON THE JOB TRAININGReds Gold Glove catcher Tucker Barnhart is getting a different look at the diamond. He made his first career start at first base on Friday night after Cincinnati put star Joey Votto on the 10-day disabled list with a bruised lower right leg. Barnhart had seen limited time at Votto’s spot earlier this season.EVALUATING ERICThe Brewers are hoping for quick recovery for slugger Eric Thames after he injured his left knee colliding with center fielder Lorenzo Cain chasing a flyball Friday. St. Louis’ Matt Carpenter drove a ball into the right-field gap in the first that Thames caught before running into Cain. Both players fell to the ground and remained still for a few seconds before getting up on their own. A Brewers trainer checked with Thames and Cain before the game resumed, and Thames was lifted in the bottom of the third with knee soreness. He is hitting .229 with 16 homers and 37 RBIs in 68 games.LONG Willie Horton Jersey , LOSING ROADAngels lefty Andrew Heaney has gone nearly three years since winning a start on the road. His streak of 16 consecutive winless road starts has already tied Rudy May (1965-69) for the longest such streak in team history. Heaney’s last road win was Sept. 2, 2015 at Oakland. His scheduled start Saturday night at Texas, where he is 0-2 with a 10.57 ERA in two career starts, comes a year to the date after his return to the Angels from Tommy John surgery on July 2, 2016.

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