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Matt Kemp pulled from lineup against Cubs with hamstring tightness

May 06, 2012|By Jim Peltz
  • Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp catches a fly ball hit by the Cubs' Geovany Soto during the seventh inning Saturday in Chicago.
Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp catches a fly ball hit by the Cubs'… (Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press )

CHICAGO — Matt Kemp was scratched from the Dodgers' starting lineup against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday due to tightness in his left hamstring.

The move was seen as precautionary for Kemp and he was available to pinch-hit, the Dodgers said.

Tony Gwynn Jr. replaced him in center field.

Kemp is batting .392, his 12 home runs are the most in major-league baseball and he was named the National League's player of the month in April.

Kemp also has appeared in 392 consecutive games, the most among active players.

Just as the announcement about Kemp was being made, rain began falling on Wrigley Field and the 1:20 p.m. CDT start time of the Dodgers-Cubs game was delayed indefinitely.

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Matt Kemp pulled from lineup against Cubs with hamstring tightness


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