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Now Matt Kemp and Davey Lopes are joined in the record books

June 22, 2011 |  8:27 am

Outfielder Matt Kemp and coach Davey Lopes started the season tight, but now they’re actually connected.

Kemp stole two bases in the seventh inning Tuesday night, giving him 20 steals on the season -- one more than he had all last season.

Kemp became only the second Dodger to both steal 20 bases and hit 20 home runs before the All-Star break.

The other was Lopes in 1979.

Kemp has six steals on the homestand. Under Lopes’ tutelage, he’s been successful on 87% of his steal attempts, having been caught only three times.

Last season he was caught 15 times in 34 attempts.


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Photo: Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp. Credit: Stephen Dunn / Getty Images