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Matt Kemp Scratched From Dodgers Lineup With Hamstring Tightness; Longest Active MLB Games Played Streak In Jeopardy

Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, who has carried the Dodgers offensively this season, was a late scratch from Friday's starting lineup against the Rockies, with tightness in his left hamstring per Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. Kemp also has a consecutive games played streak of 268, dating back to 2009, the longest active streak in MLB.

Kemp is hitting .329/.406/.620 this season with 18 home runs and 53 RBI. Kemp has started every game this season, and has started 71 games in a row dating back to last season. On the current road trip, Kemp is 14-for-28 with five home runs and 13 RBI in seven games.

With Kemp out of the lineup, Tony Gwynn Jr. moves from left field to center field, and Trent Oeltjen gets the start in left. Oeltjen was just promoted from Triple A Albuquerque before Thursday's game in Colorado. Here is the Dodgers' new, reshuffled starting lineup:

Gordon SS
Oeltjen LF
Ethier RF
Blake 3B
Loney 1B
Uribe 2B
Navarro C
Gwynn CF
Billingsley P

Tonight's 5:40 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information on the Dodgers, or on tonight's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.