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Matt Kemp Named NL Player Of The Week

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp was named the NL Player of the Week, the first of the weekly awards given out this season.

Kemp led the Dodgers to a 3-1 start as the Dodgers began their season with a four-game series in San Diego against the Padres. Kemp batted 7-for-17 (.412) with two home runs, a double and eight RBIs.

"I'm feeling good right now," said Kemp on Sunday. "Hopefully I can continue to hit the ball like I have these last four days, and we'll see what happens."

Teammate Andre Ethier also had a great series, driving in eight runs of his own. Manager Don Mattingly commented on the play of both guys on Sunday.

"Those guys going good is something we want, obviously," Mattingly said. "We talked about having that combination of guys, two guys we can build around."

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