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Mattingly willing to help Kemp's chase

Mattingly willing to help Kemp's chase

Mattingly willing to help Kemp's chase
PHOENIX -- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he would consider batting Matt Kemp leadoff in Wednesday's season finale if the chance of an extra at-bat might matter in his quest for the hitting Triple Crown.

Kemp entered play Monday night leading the league in RBIs, tied for the home run lead with Albert Pujols and trailing Ryan Braun and Jose Reyes for the batting title.

"I might there," said Mattingly, who otherwise has resisted moving Kemp from the third spot he has occupied for most of the last two months.

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Mattingly said he would likely field the lineup from Monday night throughout the series with the playoff-bound D-backs, as each game is expected to have an impact on home-field advantage in the postseason.

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