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Kemp's walk-off single in 10th keeps LA rolling

Kemp's walk-off single in 10th keeps LA rolling

MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com nytimes.com Updated 1 hour ago
Matt Kemp homered in the second, scored a go-ahead run in the eighth and delivered a walk-off single in the 10th as the Dodgers edged the Braves, 3-2, on Wednesday night for their fifth win in a row.
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    MLB.com 8 hours ago
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  • Falcons Report: Putting It All on the Lines

    Falcons Report: Putting It All on the Lines

    CNNSI.com 16 hours ago
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    ESPN.com Jul 29 (yesterday)
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    profootballtalk.com Jul 29 (yesterday)
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    Falcons' Mike Tice gets fined, sort of

    ESPN.com Jul 29 (yesterday)
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  • Roundup: Loney Helps Rays Defeat the Brewers

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    nytimes.com Jul 28 (2 days ago)
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    yahoo.com Jul 28 (2 days ago)
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    dimemag.com Jul 28 (3 days ago)
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    ESPN.com Jul 28 (3 days ago)
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    profootballtalk.com Jul 28 (3 days ago)
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    ESPN.com Jul 28 (3 days ago)
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  • Video - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan: I am happy to have WR duo back 02:45

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    Jul 29
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