Turner breaks franchise playoff on-base record

Turner breaks franchise playoff on-base record

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.

Turner steals second

"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. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.