Justin Turner homers to open scoring early against Max Scherzer

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Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner hit a three-run home run to put Game 2 of the NLDS out of reach for the Nationals on Sunday night. He returned in Game 4 on Monday evening, blasting a solo homer off of Max Scherzer to stake starter Rich Hill to an early lead.

Turner has hit safely in all four games of the NLDS, racking up a pair of doubles and a pair of homers.

The Nationals are trying to stave off elimination. If they lose tonight or in a potential Game 5, it will be their fifth unsuccessful Division Series since 2012. The Dodgers, meanwhile, are trying to reach the NLCS for the fourth consecutive year.