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Matt Kemp scratched Sunday with left hamstring tightness

May 6, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

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Despite piles of evidence to the contrary, Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is apparently human.

According to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick, the 27-year-old has been scratched from Sunday’s series finale against the Cubs because of a tight left hamstring.

There are rainy conditions at and around Chicago’s Wrigley Field, and the Dodgers don’t want to risk turning a minor thing into something major.

Tony Gwynn Jr. will start in center field in his place.

Kemp has posted an outrageous .392/.474/.825 slash line, 12 homers and 27 RBI in 116 plate appearances this season. It’s not clear whether he’s going to play in Monday night’s series-opener against the Giants.

  1. dodger88 - May 6, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    That will end the longest current streak of consecutive games in the majors; just under 400 games if I am not mistaken. Hopefully it is just one game.

  2. stex52 - May 6, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    So Kemp gives the rest of the league a rest, huh? Wish he’d taken a day while he was in Houston.

  3. AlohaMrHand - May 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    they may not even play.Games been delayed almost an hour and a half.

  4. nflinla - May 6, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    He pinched hit so his consecutive games streak is still alive.

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