Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, the NL leader in home runs, has been removed from Sunday’s game against the Colorado Rockies because of a recurring hamstring problem after grounding out in the third inning.
Kemp has played in 399 consecutive games, the longest current streak in the majors. He has started all but one of the Dodgers’ first 34 games, appearing as a pinch-hitter May 6. The two-time Gold Glove winner, who played in his first All-Star game last year, is batting .359 with 12 homers and 28 RBIs.
Kemp set a Dodgers franchise record for home runs in April, but has not hit one in his first 33 at-bats this month and is hitless in four straight games for the first time since Aug. 16-19, 2010.