Hill solid, Turner homers and Dodgers beat Giants 1-0
Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner, left, celebrates his solo home run with Yasmani Grandal during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
LOS ANGELES (AP) Rich Hill pitched six dominant innings in his first start with Los Angeles and Justin Turner hit his 24th homer, lifting the Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 1-0 on Wednesday night.
Los Angeles has a three-game lead over the Giants atop the NL West.
Turner homered in the fourth for the first hit against starter Johnny Cueto. Turner has 20 homers since June 10.
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Hill (1-0) was on the disabled list with a blister on his left middle finger when the Dodgers acquired him from the Oakland Athletics on Aug. 1 along with outfielder Josh Reddick. He allowed five hits and struck out three while throwing 81 pitches.
Cueto (14-4) allowed a run and four hits over six innings, and San Francisco has lost eight of 10.
Kenley Jansen got his 37th save to complete the six-hitter. He reached 604 career strikeouts, tying Jim Brewer for most career strikeouts as a reliever in franchise history.