Los Angeles Dodgers fan casually catches Justin Turner's walk-off homer

By Alex Butler  |  Oct. 16, 2017 at 8:19 AM
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Oct. 16 (UPI) -- One lucky Los Angeles Dodgers fan took home a terrific souvenir Sunday after catching Justin Turner's walk-off home run.

And he did it super easily.

The Dodgers were tied with the Chicago Cubs 1-1 in the bottom of the third inning when Turner stepped in the box in the second game of the National League Championship Series.

The All-Star third baseman took a ball in the dirt before eying John Lackey's second offering. Lackey tossed in a 92 mph fastball and Turner turned it around quickly. He belted the pitch to center field for a 419-foot long ball. Turner's homer sailed over the center field wall.

A fan drifted to his left and eyed the fly ball. He measured it's trajectory before reaching out with his glove and snagging the home run.

Turner was 2-for-4, with four RBI, a walk and a run scored in the victory.

"I'm not saying [Turner is] David Ortiz, but I played with David, and you're talking about big spots and coming up big," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters after the game, according to MLB.com. "And J.T.'s that guy for us. Yeah, he just has that pulse where he can just kind of keep his calm and stay within the strike zone. Also just not afraid to fail and just wants to be in that spot. But even that at-bat before, Chris Taylor, that at-bat to grind Lackey and keep the line moving, that was huge as well."

After Sunday's game, Turner told MLB Network that he got the ball back from the fan.

"I had to wheel and deal a bit," Turner told MLB Network.

Game three of the NLCS is set for Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.

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