"This is really more of a day [off] for Matt," manager Don Mattingly said. "Matt's been going pretty hard. I wanted him to kind of take advantage of the off-day [on Thursday]."
Andre Ethier started in center field for the 13th time this season. Kemp's started 29 games there, plus one game as designated hitter.
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