Matt Kemp breaks bat over knee after re-aggravating hamstring injury (5-30-2012

The Dodgers center fielder showed frustration with his nagging left hamstring by breaking a bat over his knee. Kemp started the 2012 season off by winning the National League Player of the Week award for the opening weekend. He hit two home runs and drove in eight RBI during the opening series against the San Diego Padres. He was also the first Dodger to record three consecutive multi-hit games to start the season since Adrian Beltre did it in 2000. This was the third time he had won the award, and second consecutive as he had won it the final week of 2011 as well. [26] On April 10, Kemp became the first LA Dodger to have an RBI in the first five games of the season since JD Drew in 2006 and, counting the end of the previous season, he had nine straight games with an RBI, tying Roy Campanella (1955) and Augie Galan (1944) for the Dodgers franchise record.[27] Kemp also won the Player of the Week award for the second week of the season, which, combined with winning the award in the last week of 2011, makes him the first and only player to ever win three consecutive awards. He is also only the second player to win the award twice to begin the season, the other being Tony Armas in 1981. Kemp hit 12-22 with 4 HR and a 1.182 slugging percentage, leading the club to its best 10-game start since 1981.[28] Kemp hit his 10th home run of the season on April 25, tying Gary Sheffield’s club record for homers in April set in 2000.[29] He broke Sheffield’s record with a walk-off homer <b>…</b>

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