Kemp out of lineup for first time this year

Updated: June 13, 2010, 7:48 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, mired in an 0-for-15 slump during which he struck out five times, was out of the starting lineup for the first time this season on Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels.

Kemp did get an at-bat in the ninth inning, striking out in the Dodgers' 6-5 loss.

"He was fighting himself [Saturday] night," Dodgers manager Joe Torre said before the game. "I noticed he was just trying to put the ball in play, and that isn't what we want from ...

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