Dodgers Vs. Mets Final Score: Matt Kemp Homers In L.A. 7-6 Win

Matt Kemp homered for the second straight game, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-6 win over the New York Mets on Friday night at Citi Field. It was the second straight win for the Dodgers, who opened a 10-game, three-city road trip.

Kemp's home run came off Johan Santana in the first inning, a two-run shot that was part of a three-run first inning. Santana also allowed a two-run home run in the third inning to Luis Cruz, the first major league home run for the 28-year old journeyman.

Aaron Harang pitched five innings to earn the win, his seventh of the season. Santana only lasted three frames, suffering his third straight loss.

Jerry Hairston went 2-for-4 for the Dodgers, while Andre Ethier went 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored for the Dodgers (50-44).

The Mets whittled away at the lead, scoring single runs in the fifth and sixth innings, and two more in the seventh, but Ronald Belisario and Kenley Jansen shut the door in the final two innings to preserve the one-run win.

Chris Capuano takes the mound on Saturday morning for the Dodgers, facing Miguel Batista for the Mets.

For more on the Dodgers, check out True Blue LA.

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