The Los Angeles Dodgers have received an additional surge of power from their offense in the past two weeks. A primary source of that power has come from Matt Kemp, who has shown flashes of his former self.

Some of Kemp’s increased production at the plate is a result of the help he received from assistant hitting coach Jose Valentin. The hitting coach described the transformation by stating Kemp’s batting stance is no longer locked.

The change allows for the eight-year veteran to have more of a straight approach while in the batter’s box, which aids in Kemp’s attempt to hit pitches both thrown in and away.

Including Monday’s loss, Kemp has hit five home runs in the Dodgers’ last seven games; including a two-home-run game against the Atlanta Braves. Kemp is hitting .357 since the All-Star break and on Monday was named the National League Player of The Week.

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Dodgers News: Kershaw Named July NL Pitcher Of The Month

Dodgers News: Matt Kemp Awarded NL Player Of The Week

Dodgers News: Beckett Optimistic Turnaround Will Come

Dodgers News: Matt Kemp’s Stance Change Led To Power Surge

Dodgers News: Crawford Working Through Aches To Succeed

Dodgers News: Mattingly Sticking With Beckett And Haren

MLB News

Carrera Goes All Out In First Tigers Start In Center – MLB.com

Inside Pitch: Trade Deadline Reaction – Fox Sports

Andrew McCutchen Expected To Go On Disabled List, Could Miss A Month – Yahoo! Sports

David Price To Debut For Tigers In N.Y. – ESPN

Tanaka Feels ‘Relieved’ After Light Throwing Session – MLB.com

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