Dodgers avert sweep behind Kemp and Ramirez

By Jeremy Kahn

Matt Kemp did something against Matt Cain in the series finale between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants he last did during the 2012 season.

Kemp hit his first home run at Dodger Stadium since September 30, 2012, when he hit one off of Jorge De La Rosa of the Colorado Rockies, a span of 140 at-bats.

Behind Kemp , who added another home run in the bottom of the fourth inning and Hanley Ramirez, who also hit two home runs, as the Dodgers were able to salvage the series finale, defeating the Giants 6-2.

Kemp planted a Matt Cain pitch into left field pavilion in the bottom of the second, as Cain gave up his first home run of the season after giving up a career-high 23 last season.

In his next at-bat, Kemp hit a two-run home run following a double by Adrian Gonzalez, giving the slugger his first multi-home run game since September 29, 2012, also against the Rockies.

It was the sixth multi-home run game of Kemp’s career.

Ramirez got into the act in the bottom of the fourth, a home run that was measured at 425 feet that landed in the left field pavilion, just like Kemp’s second inning blast.

The shortstop completed his 15th multi-home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, as he connected off of Giants reliever David Huff.

Cain, who lost for the first time this season, pitched six innings, allowing five runs and six hits, striking out three and not allowing a walk.

The Giants got on the board in the top of the sixth inning, as Brandon Belt hit his fourth home run of the young season and then Hunter Pence hit a solo home run of his own.

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