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Matt Kemp aggravates hammy, Andre Ethier gets ejected

May 13, 2012, 6:18 PM EDT

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The Dodgers’ big guns left it to Bobby Abreu and A.J. Ellis to do the damage in an 11-5 win over the Rockies on Sunday.

Matt Kemp left prior to the fourth inning after tweaking his sore left hamstring, and Andre Ethier was ejected in the fifth inning for arguing a called strike three.

Kemp grounded out to end the bottom of the third inning and was seen talking to the trainer before being replaced by Bobby Abreu to start the fourth, with Tony Gwynn Jr. moving from left field to center. Kemp was starting a sixth straight game today after being held out of the lineup last Sunday with the hamstring injury.

Ethier and manager Don Mattingly were both tossed in the fifth inning. He was okay after initially arguing the called strike three for the second out of the frame, but after starting to go to the dugout, he decided he had a few more things to say, earning him the thumb. Mattingly was tossed after arguing on Ethier’s behalf.

Scott Van Slyke replaced Ethier in right field with the Dodgers up 8-4 after five.

  1. dodger88 - May 13, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Thanks to the 3 run double by Abreu, the loss of both Kemp and Ethier may prove to be a non-issue today. Unfortunately, I can see Colletti handing Abreu and 2 year extension because of the double.

  2. mungman69 - May 13, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    It’s a long season

  3. jimbo1949 - May 13, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    It appeared to me that as Ethier was walking away it looked like Carlson said something, because he had to have the last word. Then when Ethier turned around he got the hook.

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