Dodgers Chatter: Kemp's Return to Dodgers Has Him Back At Top of Game
Matt Kemp returned to the Dodgers in a trade with Atlanta because the Dodgers were unloading contracts to get under the payroll tax. There was talk he'd be released before the season started, but he didn't, and he is enjoying a revival now that he is back in Dodger Blue.
Justin Turner's home run in the bottom of the ninth gave the Dodgers 53 for the month of June, equaling the franchise record for a single month, set last year. Max Muncy had homered earlier in the game -- his 17th this season and his 10th this month.
The Dodgers have two games to break the record -- against the Rockies.
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Clayton Kershaw, who opted against a rehab assignment when he came off the disabled list, made his second start since returning to the active roster on Thursday -- and the Rockies might be happy to hear he won't pitch this weekend. Kershaw pitched five innings, allowing one run and striking out six without walking a batter. The bullpen, though, gave up 10 runs in its four innings and the Dodgers lost.