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Kemp homers in second straight rehab game

Kemp homers in second straight rehab game

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Kemp homers in second straight rehab game
LOS ANGELES -- On Sunday, Matt Kemp went yard again in the second and final game of his rehab stint at Triple-A Albuquerque. The center fielder finished 3-for-4 with two runs, a double and two RBIs to go along with the home run.

As long as there is no setback, manager Don Mattingly said Kemp will be activated for Tuesday night's game against the Brewers. He finished his two-game rehab assignment 5-for-7 with two home runs and five RBIs.

Juan Rivera, also taking part in the rehab assignment, finished Sunday's game 1-for-3 with a run, RBI and a walk while playing left field and first base. Rivera homered Saturday night and went 1-for-2 with two RBIs in the first game.

"It wasn't about what they were able to accomplish down there as far as production," Mattingly said. "It was way more that they were going to be healthy and obviously it sounds like everything is good."

He added Rivera would probably be back before or around the time the team leaves on its upcoming road trip starting Friday.

With the Isotopes hitting the road, Rivera is expected to play more rehab games for Class A Rancho Cucamonga. Mattingly said Rivera is ahead of schedule and it will be up to him to determine when he feels ready to go.

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