Dodgers’ Justin Turner removed from World Series-clinching win due to positive COVID-19 test

Dodgers’ Justin Turner removed from World Series-clinching win due to positive COVID-19 test
St. Louis Cardinals' Jose Martinez, right, dives into second for an RBI single as Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner misses the throw during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. Martinez advanced to second on a throwing error by Matt Kemp. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Source: Mark J. Terrill)

(CBS Sports) - Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was removed from World Series Game 6 prior to L.A.'s title-clinching victory.

After the game, it was announced on the Fox broadcast that Turner had tested positive for COVID-19.

It was MLB’s first positive test of the playoffs, and Turner was reportedly immediately removed from the game once the result was known.

The Dodgers won Game 6, 3-1, and took the series over the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-2. It was their first World Series title since 1988.

Turner started at third base and went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before being replaced in the field for the start of the eighth inning for what was a previously-unknown reason.

The win by Los Angeles helps MLB avoid some serious logistical problems regarding a potential Game 7, though Turner will obviously be unable to join his teammates in the immediate celebration while he goes into isolation.

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