His promotion was spurred by an effort to provide regular rest for center fielder Kenny Lofton and oft injured right field All-Star J. He also became the first Dodger and fifth major league player to hit four homers in his first 10 days with the team.
He hit his first career grand slam off of Mark Redman on April 26 against the Colorado Rockies.Kemp drove in the first run of the game for the Dodgers, a sacrifice fly in the first inning that scored Juan Pierre.That month also sparked Kemp's career high 19-game hitting streak, which lasted from July 9 through August 1, ending with a hit less performance on August 2.However, Kemp got back on track the next night by having a three-hit game to go along with a home run.The source claims that Kemp reached out to Rihanna to congratulate her on the success of her latest single “Diamonds.” Rihanna was spotted last night leaving a recording studio late last night in Los Angeles.
The Bajan pop star is hard at work finishing up her upcoming album Unapologetic. In 2004 with Columbus, he belted 18 home runs to go along with 27 doubles in 122 games, and in 2005, he belted 27 home runs to go along with 21 doubles in 109 games.Kemp began 2006 with the AA Jacksonville Suns, where he hit .327 with seven homers, 34 runs batted in (RBIs) and 11 steals, prompting a promotion to the major league squad. He homered in three straight games from June 1–3 against the Phillies and homered twice on June 11 off Colorado Rockies starter Aaron Cook.The duo were first spotted frolicking together in Cabo San Lucas last January, and slowly opened up about their romance in the spring.PHOTOS: The year's biggest breakups But the "Only Girl" singer has been "so busy," the insider says.Additionally, he became the first player to finish in the top two in both home runs and steals since Hank Aaron in 1963.