"When you play in front of your crowd and hear that noise, that moment just pumps you up," Kemp said. "That's something I was looking for in coming here."
Andre Ethier went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI, both drive in on his seventh inning double off James Russell. It was the first RBI for Ethier since July 22, and snapped a 7-for-65 slump against southpaws.
"Every bullpen we face has three or four lefties it seems," joked Ethier after the game.
Joe Blanton got a no-decision in his debut as a Dodger, but looked solid in allowing two runs in six innings. He did tie a season high with three walks but manager Don Mattingly chalked that up to a tight strike zone from home plate umpire Dale Scott.
"When you throw the ball right over the plate right at the knees, you expect to get those calls," Mattingly said. "But it was tight both ways."
The Dodgers remain a half-game out of first place in the National League West, and welcome the Rockies to town Monday night for a three-game series. Chris Capuano starts the opener for Los Angeles, against Drew Pomeranz for Colorado.