Kemp's 2 homers help Dodgers beat Braves 8-4 - NBC Sports

Kemp's 2 homers help Dodgers beat Braves 8-4
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett throws against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 30, 2014, 2:03 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) Matt Kemp hit a pair of two-run homers, Yasiel Puig had four hits with two runs scored and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.

The Dodgers trailed twice in their first meeting with the Braves since eliminating them in a National League division series last season.

Puig came up a home run short of hitting for the cycle, lifting his team-leading average to .317 despite getting hit on the head by the ball while sliding head-first in the seventh. He struck out in his final at-bat.

Los Angeles rallied from a two-run deficit to tie it 4-all on an RBI double by Adrian Gonzalez and a RBI single by Carl Crawford in the fifth.

That set the stage for outfielders Crawford and Kemp to put the Dodgers ahead in the seventh.

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