Matt Kemp helps Dodgers feel good

Walk-off homer beats Cards, but L.A.'s attendance issues are coming into focus

Updated: April 17, 2011, 9:28 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Well, if nothing else, Matt Kemp's two-run, walk-off home run, certainly reverberated through the Los Angeles Dodgers' clubhouse, even if there weren't that many people there to actually see it.

For a team in the midst of a five-game losing streak and in desperate need of a reason to believe in itself, Kemp's blast off St. Louis Cardinals closer Ryan Franklin took care of both of those issues, at least for the moment, and gave the Dodgers a stirring, 2-1 victory on Sunday ...

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