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Matt Kemp is NL's player of the week

Updated: September 26, 2011, 8:59 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PHOENIX -- Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, one of the leading candidates for the National League Most Valuable Player award, was named the NL Player of the Week on Monday after hitting .423 (11-for-26) in six games through Sunday.

Kemp, who still has a fading shot at becoming baseball's first Triple Crown winner in 40 years and the first one in the NL in 74 years, hit three homers and four doubles and drove in seven runs. He also scored a major league-leading nine runs ...

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