It was a sight that Dodger fans were excited to see as Hanley Ramirez and Matt Kemp were both doing damage in the middle of the lineup last night.

Kemp finally returned from a sprained ankle and tight hamstring, while Hanley only missed five games with an irritated nerve in his back, causing him hamstring tightness. The Dodgers went on to win last night 9-3 and reduced their magic number to two behind four hits from Kemp and three runs scored by Hanley.

Both were pulled from the game with the big lead as the Dodgers are finally getting their healthy stars back, but Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford still seem a little behind.

The win helped bring things back to normal for the Dodgers as they’ll have their first chance tonight to clinch the NL West for the first time since 2009.

Here’s what manager Don Mattingly had to say last night about getting his two injured stars back into the lineup:

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