Found May 01, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
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TORONTO Statistically speaking, Josh Hamilton is Matt Kemp. Entering Monday, here were Hamilton's Triple Crown numbers and rank in the American League: .395 average (second), nine home runs (first) and 25 RBI (first). And Kemp in the National League: .425 (first), 11 home runs (first) and 24 RBI (tied for first). Hamilton's Rangers were 16-6, best record in the league. Kemp's Dodgers were 16-6, best record in the league. I could go on, but you get the idea: They are the elite players on thetop clubs in Major League Baseball. Well, Hamilton didn't play Monday. It was his first absence of the season. He has an injured back muscle, and the Rangers don't know when he will return. A similar absence for Kemp would debilitate the Dodgers. As great as Clayton Kershaw is, as impressive as Andre Ethier has been this year, the Dodgers would be mediocre without their superstar center fielder. The Rangers? Yu Darvish spun seven brilliant innings, and Texas never traile...
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