Kemp puts Dodgers in tie with Diamondbacks for NL West lead

The Los Angeles Dodgers moved up the ante with the Arizona Diamondbacks in the MLB West National League thanks to a 3-2 victory on Saturday.

The Dodgers were within five outs of falling back to two games of the NL West Division lead but Matt Kemp avoided it.

Down 2-0 with runners in first and second with one out in the eighth, Kemp took a curve from Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley to give the Dodgers a 3-2 lead.

Kenley Jansen came in and closed the door for the Dodgers to give LA the victory and put them in a tie with the Diamondbacks for first place in the NL West.

They also won the Colorado Rockies, which means that the first three teams in the West are now separated by half a game.


Tim Beckham had a perfect four against four with two RBIs for the Baltimore Orioles in a 5-4 loss to the Kansas Royals City

Everyone seemed to be suffering two double-digit punches on Saturday, or at least near it. Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 12 in the Red Sox's 6-1 win over the Chicago White Sox, Steven Matz K & # 39; d 11 and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 and Luis Castillo stayed 11 in the Cincinnati Reds. 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Even Josh James, who made his MLB debut with the Houston Astros, struck out nine in five innings of a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.


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