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Video review gives Kemp first homer of '13

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NEW YORK -- Matt Kemp finally got his first home run of the season, but only after an instant-replay ruling overturned the original call on the field.

With two outs and Adrian Gonzalez on first base in the sixth inning, Kemp sliced a long fly down the right-field line that appeared to deflect off the hands of a security guard stationed behind the fence, then bounce back into play.

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Mets right fielder Marlon Byrd didn't even chase the loose ball until he saw Kemp racing around the bases and a "safe" sign from first-base umpire Tony Randazzo.

Kemp wound up at third and spent two minutes and 29 seconds there -- the time it took for three umpires to watch a replay and determine that it was a home run.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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