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Kemp homers into batter's eye in Monterrey

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MONTERREY, Mexico -- Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp answered Eric Hosmer's first-inning two-run homer with a massive second-inning solo shot into the batter's eye in Saturday's game against the Padres. It cut into the Padres' lead, although the Dodgers eventually lost, 7-4.

It was Kemp's fifth home run of the season and it came off Padres right-hander Bryan Mitchell. Although Kemp is batting 150 points higher against left-handed pitching, four of his home runs have come off right-handers.

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MONTERREY, Mexico -- Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp answered Eric Hosmer's first-inning two-run homer with a massive second-inning solo shot into the batter's eye in Saturday's game against the Padres. It cut into the Padres' lead, although the Dodgers eventually lost, 7-4.

It was Kemp's fifth home run of the season and it came off Padres right-hander Bryan Mitchell. Although Kemp is batting 150 points higher against left-handed pitching, four of his home runs have come off right-handers.

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Kemp, reacquired by the club in the offseason, is tied with leadoff hitter Chris Taylor for the club lead in home runs. Kemp led the Dodgers in home runs in 2010-12.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.

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