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Turner gets testy after Contreras' tag

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers' Justin Turner apparently wasn't too pleased with Cubs catcher Willson Contreras during a play at home plate in the first inning on Wednesday.

The Cubs had taken a 2-0 lead in the first on Contreras' two-run homer and Max Muncy connected with one out in the bottom of the inning. Turner then walked, moved to third on Cody Bellinger's single and tried to score when Kiké Hernandez hit a grounder to third baseman David Bote, who threw a perfect strike home.

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers' Justin Turner apparently wasn't too pleased with Cubs catcher Willson Contreras during a play at home plate in the first inning on Wednesday.

The Cubs had taken a 2-0 lead in the first on Contreras' two-run homer and Max Muncy connected with one out in the bottom of the inning. Turner then walked, moved to third on Cody Bellinger's single and tried to score when Kiké Hernandez hit a grounder to third baseman David Bote, who threw a perfect strike home.

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Turner slid into Contreras, and the two exchanged a few words after Turner was called out. Cubs second baseman Javier Baez ran between the two to keep peace. Turner appeared to take exception with either how hard he was tagged or how Contreras was positioned as he received the ball from Bote. Play continued without disruption as Turner walked back to the Dodgers' dugout after getting some last words in.

The next batter, Yasmani Grandal, hit a two-run double to give the Dodgers a 3-2 lead.

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.

Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Willson Contreras, Justin Turner