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Gazette Premium Content Kemp’s 2 HRs push Dodgers within 2 of NL wild card

Staff reports Updated: September 29, 2012 at 12:00 am

LOS ANGELES — Matt Kemp homered twice, Joe Blanton pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers climbed within two games of the second NL wild-card spot with a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.

The Dodgers’ fourth straight victory, coupled with St. Louis’ 10-inning loss to Washington, kept the Dodgers clinging to their postseason hopes with four games left.

After this weekend, Los Angeles finishes up with a three-game series against NL West champion San Francisco. The defending World Series champion Cardinals close out the regular season with a three-game set at home against West champion Cincinnati.

The Rockies lost their 96th game of the season, setting a franchise record.

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