Turner's tying slam leads to LA's walk-off win

March 29th, 2016

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Justin Turner hit a game-tying grand slam in the fifth inning and Charlie Culberson singled with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a 5-4 victory over the Rangers on Monday night at Camelback Ranch.

Dodgers starter Alex Wood went five innings, giving up a solo home run to Ryan Rua in the second and a three-run home run to Rougned Odor in the fifth. Wood, the Dodgers' No. 4 starter, walked one, struck out six and now has a 6.43 ERA in four Cactus League starts.

Odor was 1-for-4 and has hit safely in eight straight games. During the streak, he is 13-for-28 with four home runs and 10 RBIs.

Rangers starter Derek Holland pitched four scoreless innings before giving up the two-out grand slam to Turner. Holland, staked to a 4-0 lead, had thrown nine scoreless innings over two starts before the Dodgers loaded the bases with no outs on singles by Joc Pederson and Culberson and an error by third baseman Drew Robinson.

After a mound visit by manager Jeff Banister, Kiké Hernandez forced Pederson at home on a grounder to third and Holland got Yasiel Puig on a popout to second. But Turner blasted a 1-1 pitch to deep left-center to tie the game. Because of the error, all four runs were unearned.

"I was happy how it went because I started out with an erratic fastball and my temp was fast," Holland said. "I had to slow myself down. Overall I was pleased so I can't be upset with [the grand slam]. I still battled."

Rangers up next: Right-hander A.J. Griffin pitches for the Rangers against the White Sox at 3:05 p.m. CT Tuesday at Camelback Ranch. Griffin is trying to nail down the fifth spot in the rotation. Closer Shawn Tolleson is also scheduled to pitch along with setup relievers Sam Dyson and Sam Freeman.

Dodgers up next: Ross Stripling comes up from Minor League camp to start for the Dodgers on Tuesday and perhaps force his way into the fifth-starter mix with Carlos Frias and Zach Lee. Stripling, healthy two years after Tommy John surgery, will start in Peoria against San Diego and Colin Rea with a 1:05 p.m. PT start.