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Turner breaks franchise playoff on-base record

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LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner broke a 60-year-old franchise record in his team's 8-4 loss in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday, when he reached safely in a 15th consecutive postseason game.

Turner's single in the third inning off Cubs left-hander Jon Lester snapped Turner's tie with former Dodgers right fielder Carl Furillo, who reached safely in 14 straight postseason games from 1953-56, when the team was still in Brooklyn.

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LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner broke a 60-year-old franchise record in his team's 8-4 loss in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday, when he reached safely in a 15th consecutive postseason game.

Turner's single in the third inning off Cubs left-hander Jon Lester snapped Turner's tie with former Dodgers right fielder Carl Furillo, who reached safely in 14 straight postseason games from 1953-56, when the team was still in Brooklyn.

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Turner's hit did not produce a run. He stole second base, but Lester struck out Corey Seager before pumping his fist emphatically and leaving the mound.

Video: NLCS Gm5: Turner takes off and swipes second base

"We just couldn't break out with that big hit against Lester," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after Thursday's loss, which put Chicago ahead, 3-2, in the best-of-seven series. "To his credit, he found ways to get that out."

The past 10 games of Turner's current streak have come in this postseason. He has a .488 on-base percentage and a 1.051 OPS in his first 10 postseason games in 2016.

Adam McCalvy has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2001.

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