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Howie Kendrick

Kemp helps Dodgers rally past Nats, sweep doubleheader

Not much has gone right for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, and it appeared the most last year's NL champions could hope for on Saturday was a split of a day-night doubleheader with the Washington Nationals after they ran into yet another dominant start by Max Scherzer.

One swing by Matt Kemp changed everything, and the Dodgers rallied for a 5-4 victory in the nightcap and their third straight win after losing nine of their previous 10.

"We haven't been playing as good as we're capable of playing," Kemp said. "Today we beat two good pitchers in one day. That's a pretty big day for us."

Scherzer struck out 13 in seven innings, and...