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Matt Kemp Records 12th Assist of 2009

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Teams continue to run on center fielder Matt Kemp and Kemp continues to cut them down. After he nailed Craig Councill at the plate in the final game of the Milwaukee series, with shortstop Rafael Furcal also getting an assist, Kemp ran his 2009 assist total to 12. Overall the team has 18 outfield assists, with Andre Ethier earning three and Manny Ramirez, Juan Pierre and Jamie Hoffmann one each.

Kemp, who won the team assist title in 2009 with 16 replacing Ethier who had topped the L.A. charts in both 2006 and 2007, is only a single assist away from putting his name on the assists list for a second time. The 2007 team threw out only 20 runners, left fielder Luis Gonzalez and center fielder Juan Pierre adding four and Matt Kemp a pair to the 10 Ethier nailed. The 2008 outfield...

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