Matt Kemp ended a long power drought on Monday night with a home run against the Brewers, in the Dodgers' 3-1 victory at Miller Park. The center fielder after the game on Twitter pledged to donate money for that home run and each home run until the All-Star break to tornado relief in Oklahoma.
I'm giving $1000 for tonight's HR and every HR until the All-Star break for the victims of my hometown in OKC. #PrayforOklahoma— Matt Kemp (@TheRealMattKemp) May 21, 2013
Kemp hails from Midwest City, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City. The entire area has been ravaged by tornadoes Sunday and Monday, leaving at least 51 people dead. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com has more reaction from Kemp to the events in Oklahoma.
It has not been a good year on the field for Kemp, as Monday was just his second home run of the season, snapping a streak of 97 plate appearances without one. But some things happen to be more important than baseball, and it's nice to see such a good deed.
The Dodgers have 51 more games before the All-Star break.