Kennedy having trouble with containing homers

Kennedy having trouble with containing homers

Kennedy having trouble with containing homers
SAN FRANCISCO -- The home runs keep piling up for D-backs right-hander Ian Kennedy.

Kennedy is tied with Joe Blanton for the most homers allowed in the National League with 27.

"Solo home runs, they're going to happen," Kennedy said. "I wish they didn't, but the two-run homer [Tuesday] night, especially after they scored one, those are the ones you try to avoid. It's not like I'm going out there trying to not give up homers because it's just going to happen."

The two-run homer was hit by Brandon Belt, and it sailed into McCovey Cove beyond the right-field wall.

"He did a really good job of hitting in keeping that fair, but I'm getting tired of saying that," Kennedy said. "I've said that a couple of times this year."