Justin Turner probable, Yasmani Grandal “50-50” for Game 5 of NLDS

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Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner made an early exit from Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday night at Citi Field with swelling in his troublesome left knee and catcher Yasmani Grandal has been unavailable since aggravating his nagging left shoulder issue in Game 3.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly addressed both of their statuses Wednesday on the eve of a decisive NLDS Game 5 back in Los Angeles. Via Eric Stephen of SB Nation’s True Blue LA

Turner hit his fourth double of the series in Game 4, setting a new Dodgers franchise record for doubles in a Division Series. He is batting .467 with a 1.233 OPS so far in this best-of-five. Grandal is 1-for-8 with four strikeouts.

A.J. Ellis, who’s 2-for-7, seems likely to catch Game 5 starter Zack Greinke.

New York is throwing right-hander Jacob deGrom.

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

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HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.