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Matt Kemp named NL Player of the Week

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Kemp has won Player of the Week five times in his career.

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp increased his seasonal home run total by 62.5 percent last week, and as a result on Monday was awarded with National League Player of the Week honors for the week of July 28 to Aug. 3.

Kemp hit five home runs in six games against the Braves and Cubs last week, hitting .409/.458/1.091 while driving in an NL-best nine runs. He also stole a base, and had a walk-off single to beat Atlanta on Wednesday night.

Since the All-Star break Kemp is hitting .377/.459/.717 with 14 RBI in 15 games.

Kemp is the fourth different Dodger to win NL Player of the Week honors this season, joining Yasiel Puig (May 12-18), Josh Beckett (May 19-25) and Clayton Kershaw (June 16-22).

Puig had a great week of his own, hitting .550 (11-for-20) with four extra-base hits, five runs scored and two walks.

This is the fifth player of the week honor for Kemp, who last won for the week of April 9-15, 2012, when Kemp became the first player ever to win three consecutive player of the week honors.