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Kemp delivers again as Dodgers edge Braves extras

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - For the second straight night, Matt Kemp boosted the Dodgers into the victory column.

Kemp's base hit scored Justin Turner in the 10th inning to lift Los Angeles to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves.

He also homered in the second inning and scored LA's other run in the eighth on Juan Uribe's infield single.

A night earlier, Kemp delivered a pair of two-run homers, including one that capped a three-run seventh inning in an 8-4 win.

Kenley Jansen's 13-game scoreless streak came to an end when Justin Upton crushed a hanging breaking ball well over the wall in left for a solo homer to tie the game in the ninth inning.

Atlanta had a base-running blunder in the 10th that proved costly when Jordan Schafer was picked off second. B.J. Upton, who had struck out in all four previous at-bats Wednesday and six straight times overall, then drew a walk and stole second base. Tommy La Stella, though, struck out to cap the frame against J.P. Howell.

Turner hit for Howell (3-3) in the bottom half and singled to center before advancing to second on a wild pitch. Kemp then singled sharply to left off David Hale (3-3) and the throw home was late, giving the NL West leaders their fifth straight win.

Zack Greinke piled up 13 strikeouts, his most as a Dodger, and gave up five hits and a run over eight innings. Atlanta starter Alex Wood fanned eight and allowed six hits over seven frames.