Kemp started in left field and went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the White Sox. Kemp, who entered Sunday's game after George Springer (back) was removed, has started both games since. He's 3-for-6 with a double as the fill-in starter. Springer is not yet ready to bat or play the field but is available as a pinch runner if needed.
Kemp entered Sunday's game after George Springer left with back stiffness and went 0-for-2 in a 4-3 loss to Boston. Springer has already been ruled out of Monday's series opener against the White Sox, who have yet to announce a starter. Kemp could find himself in the starting lineup if Chicago goes with a right-hander.
Kemp entered Friday's game at second base after Aldemys Diaz was removed with a hamstring injury. Kemp went hitless in three plate appearances but flashed leather in the field, making a run-saving stop in the fourth inning. He played second base in the minors, winning a Gold Glove in 2014, but he's played just 45 innings there in the majors. Pending Diaz's status, Kemp could be in line for a start at second base Saturday.
Kemp started in left field and went 3-for-5 with a triple, an RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's 15-5 win over the Rangers. Kemp was one of several hitting stars for the Astros on Sunday. The three-hit day was his first of the season and second multi-hit performance. This was just the fourth start in the last 15 games for Kemp, whose swing is feeling every bit of that inactivity. He pushed his average from .188 to .226 with the effort.
Kemp delivered a pinch-hit home run to give Houston a 4-3 extra-inning win over Cleveland on Saturday. Kemp, who is struggling to keep his job on the roster, provided his biggest highlight of the season when he launched an Adam Climber sinker into the right field bleachers in the bottom of the 10th inning for a walkoff win. Prior to getting doused with the sports-drink tub, Kemp had gone 12 at-bats without a hit and was batting .143.
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