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Trea Turner Has 4-Hit, 2-Homer Game In Phillies Win

Written by Tony Ghaul

Phillies shortstop Trea Turner went 4-for-5 including two no-doubt about-it homers in the 8-3 win over the Tigers.

The Phillies signed Turner to a $300-million, 11-year free-agent contract this past offseason. Turner came into the game with a .232 batting average. He really needed a game like this.

Turner may just be getting started. Last season, the Phillies heated up in June and rode the hot streak all the way to the World Series.

The Phillies and their had been waiting for Turner to round into form. The two-time All-Star hit .300 with 192 steals in six-plus seasons with the Nationals, winning the World Series in 2019.

Turner won a batting title after he was traded to the Dodgers in 2021 and hit .298 with 21 homers, 101 runs and a career-high 100 RBIs last year in Los Angeles.

The Phillies hope they start to see that type of production blossom headed into the summer stretch.

Turner bumped his average to .243, but isn’t ready to stake one breakout game as the turning point of his season. It looks he may be hitting his way back into elite form.

“I think it’s physical,” Turner said. “I think my swing wasn’t where it needed to be.”

The Phillies have scored 30 runs in their last four games and their hitters are starting to heat up. Time will tell, if the Phillies are in the beginning of a run

Phillies shortstop Trea Turner. Photo courtsey of Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

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