Suzuki Collects First Postseason Knock, as Braves Stave Off Elimination vs. Dodgers in Game Three of NLDS

PHOTO CREDIT: Brett Davis / USA Today Sports
PHOTO CREDIT: Brett Davis / USA Today Sports

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ATLANTA – Justin Turner collected a couple of knocks and drove in a run, while Kurt Suzuki picked up his first knock off the postseason, as the Atlanta Braves hung on to defeat the Los Angeles Dodger 6-5 in game three of the National League Division Series to stave off elimination at SunTrust Park on Sunday evening.

His team didn't win, but Turner certainly did his part, as he went 2-of-4 from the plate with an RBI and a walk on the evening. Turner's first knock actually represented the Dodgers' first hit of the game, as he smacked a 3-1 pitch to right field to reach with one out in the first.

He then accounted for LA's first run of the game in the third frame, as he came up with a clutch two-out RBI single to left field on a 3-1 count. Enrique Hernandez scored from second base and Chris Taylor scored all the way from first on a fielding error. That cut the Atlanta's lead to 5-2.

Turner also drew a big walk on a full count in the top of the ninth to put runners at first and second with no one out, but nothing came of it as the next three batters were retired.

Overall Turner is 4-for-10 with a double, a run scored and an RBI so far in the series.

Suzuki made his first start behind the dish this postseason and collected his first knock on a one out single to right field on the very first pitch in the sixth frame.

Game four of the series will be tomorrow at 1:30 pm PT from SunTrust Park. The Braves will try and even up the series and force a winner-take-all game five in Los Angeles.

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