LOS ANGELES — Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp’s push for a spot in the All-Star Game came at the expense of Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino — himself in the conversation for the Midsummer Classic — on Sunday afternoon.

Kemp’s eighth-inning leadoff homer — just the second Ottavino has served this season — gave the Dodgers a 6-4 victory and kept the Rockies from sweeping the three-game weekend set at Dodger Stadium.

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LOS ANGELES — Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp’s push for a spot in the All-Star Game came at the expense of Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino — himself in the conversation for the Midsummer Classic — on Sunday afternoon.

Kemp’s eighth-inning leadoff homer — just the second Ottavino has served this season — gave the Dodgers a 6-4 victory and kept the Rockies from sweeping the three-game weekend set at Dodger Stadium.

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“I threw a fastball. I hadn’t thrown one yet, thought it would work out. But he was all over it,” Ottavino said. “I guess he was looking for it.”

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (a sure-bet All-Star) launched his 21st homer to move into the National League lead — one ahead of the Nationals’ Bryce Harper.

Video: [email protected]: Arenado crushes a solo homer to center field

The Rockies were foiled in their attempt to climb back to .500 in a game that featured a couple of sloppy plays from a normally clean defense. Still, Colorado won 2 of 3 from Los Angeles.

“If we can do that every series, we’ll be fine,” Rockies manager Bud Black said.

Sunday was a good argument for Kemp, who also had an RBI double in the third and an RBI single in the fifth that tied the game at 4. While Ottavino’s 1.88 ERA

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