Justin Turner hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers moved to the brink of securing baseball’s final playoff berth by beating the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Friday night.

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner watches his two-run home run off San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The Dodgers remained one game behind NL West-leading Colorado. They also extended their lead to two games over St. Louis for the second NL wild-card spot with two left to play.

San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner, left, waits for Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, right, to run the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Los Angeles, which has won the last five division crowns, will go to lefty ace Clayton Kershaw on Saturday.

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez celebrates after scoring against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-3) allowed one run on four hits over six innings to win his third straight start. He gave up Nick Hundley’s leadoff homer in the second but the defense then backed its pitchers by turning five double plays — including one to end the game.

San Francisco Giants’ Nick Hundley celebrates after hitting a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Kenley Jansen, the fifth Dodgers reliever, finished for his 38th save.

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado connects for an RBI single off San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Turner’s homer off Madison Bumgarner (6-7) broke a 1-all tie.

Source: The Associated Press

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