It’s become increasingly clear that after struggling through the first half of the season, Matt Kemp has hit his stride since the All-Star break — batting .304/.370/.593 with 13 home runs and 41 RBIs.

After delivering a two-run home run Sunday that proved to be the difference, Kemp hit his 21st home run of the season Monday to give the Los Angeles Dodgers an early lead. Kemp finished

The eight-year veteran has provided the Dodgers with stability on offense as he recently had a 16-game hitting streak and has collected at least one hit in nine of the last 10 games. The home run was Kemp’s lone hit of the night, though the Dodgers easily won behind an eight-run sixth inning.

Kemp’s night also included a verbal altercation with Yasiel Puig in the dugout that manager Don Mattingly and Kemp both downplayed. Along with the 21 home

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Eric Avakian is a senior at Cal Poly Pomona majoring in marketing and business administration. Growing up in Burbank, California, Eric grew up as an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan.

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