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Best in the west — and all of baseball : A first-of-its-kind triple play , the return of Vin Scully and a 5-4 walkoff win over the San Diego Padres that was keyed by Dee Gordon’s s RBI single. There wasn’t much more a Dodgers fan could have asked for from their Sunday afternoon.
But just in case any of them another highlight or two, there was Matt Kemp homering for the third time in four games , bringing his total to a major league-leading six home runs. He’s currently hitting .487. The Dodgers also moved their record to a best-in-baseball 9-1 with their first sweep of a six-game homestand since 2009.
”I’m proud of my guys,” Kemp told reporters after the game. ”We’re finding ways to win. Whatever it is, we’re getting it done.”
But, wait! There’s more! Those of us who headed for the exits after Omar Infante lit up the Marlins’ home run sculpture in the second inning missed an even better display from Hanley Ramirez. Not only did the Miami third baseman set off the colorful contraption himself with a game-tying two-run homer in the eighth, but he also reeled in a 5-4 win over Houston with a RBI single in the bottom of the 11th. He was 4-for-5 on the day.
Home sweep home? The Red Sox responded to Jacoby Ellsbury’s disappointing injury news a little better than we thought, capturing wins in its first three home games (including a 6-4 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday). They’ll go for the four-game sweep of the Rays with today’s Patriots Day game at 11 a.m. ET.
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