Dodgers Highlights: Justin Turner & Chris Taylor Hit Home Runs Vs. Tigers; Clayton Kershaw Dances

The Los Angeles Dodgers began their homestand with a 5-1 win over the Detroit Tigers to snap a two-game losing streak and move into a tie with the San Diego Padres for first place in the National League West.

The Dodgers scored at least one run in each of the first four innings, led by home runs from Justin Turner and Chris Taylor. Turner, who recently modified his batting stance to be more open, hit a two-run blast in the first inning.

The homer was Turner’s first of the season and helped jumpstart the Dodgers offense. Taylor then crushed a solo shot in the second inning, with his drive traveling an estimated 441 feet to left-center field pavilion.

After the Tigers scored a run in the top of the third, Trea Turner got it back on a sacrifice fly in the bottom half of the inning. Turner later walked to extend his on-base streak to 38 games.

The Dodgers’ final run production came in the fourth inning on a Mookie Betts grounder to the left side of the infield that got by Jeimer Candelario and Javier Báez. Betts was credited with an infield single but an RBI, as it was ruled Will Smith scored on Báez’s fielding error.

Kershaw on doorstep of Dodgers history

Clayton Kershaw takes the mound Saturday night needing just four strikeouts to pass Don Sutton for the most in Dodgers franchise history. He looked plenty loose during the series opener, as the SportsNet LA broadcast caught Kershaw dancing in the dugout.

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