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Matt Kemp's friend Joshua Jones dies

Updated: August 9, 2013, 1:45 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ST. LOUIS -- As the Los Angeles Dodgers got ready to board their team bus Thursday night and head home after an eight-game road trip, Matt Kemp sat quietly at his locker, staring at his phone and collecting his thoughts.

Before the game, Kemp was supposed to call Joshua Jones, the terminally ill Dodgers fan he befriended three months ago in San Francisco. But Kemp found out Wednesday after batting practice that Jones had died Tuesday night. He was 19.

"I'm just glad I was ...

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