WATCH: Trea Turner Massive Grand Slam Saves the Day for Los Angeles Dodgers

Published 10/02/2021, 9:53 AM EDT
Oct 1, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Trea Turner (6) hits a grand slam home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


As the MLB post-season is coming closer, the intensity of the matches has been very exciting. And while some teams seem to be enjoying the excitement, some are struggling. The Los Angeles Dodgers were one team that was struggling. However, during the tough situation, the team found a hero within their ranks and that was Trea Turner.

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On Friday night, Los Angeles Dodgers triumphed over Milwaukee Brewers with 8-6, and they have Trea Turner to thank for that. The team’s shortstop astonishingly helped the team make a comeback with his two homers, including a grand slam!

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Trea Turner was the star!

Going into the match, the chances of Dodgers clinching the match were slim. Their main competitors in the NL west San Francisco Giants have been performing constantly, hence the team had to step up their game. And Trea Turner did that for his team by scoring a grand slam and a solo home run. Notably, it was his career’s fourth grand slam.

Reflecting upon how he felt after this achievement, Trea said, “It felt good. Just driving the ball, in general, is what you wanna do so. When I get the first one in the first inning, I was pretty happy with driving the ball the other way, which is something I haven’t done since I was here. So that was a good start. And then you know got another big one.”

Turner’s performance was remarkable, as it was a crucial win for the team. If they wouldn’t have won, the Dodgers’ only hope would have been the Wild Card match against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Oct 1, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Trea Turner (6) is greeted after hitting a grand slam home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

While the team tasted victory, they also faced a setback as their future Hall of Famer Kershaw had to exit the match. Kershaw had to leave the match citing his left forearm injury, the same one that had kept him off-field from July-September.

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Way forward for Los Angeles Dodgers

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With the victory on Friday, Los Angeles Dodgers are just two matches behind the San Francisco Giants in the NL West standings. The game has reached an interesting point as the Giants are just one game away from winning the division.

Oct 1, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Trea Turner (6) hits a grand slam home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers will play their final two matches against Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday and Monday. Do you think they will continue their match-winning spirit despite missing their star pitcher Clayton Kershaw?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. As her father was an athlete, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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