Kemp, Chirinos fight leads to Dodgers-Rangers brawl

Jose Verdugo
Junio 15, 2018

With two outs, Enrique Hernandez singled to right and Kemp tried score from second in the third inning.

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels, left, restrains Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp as Kemp scuffles with Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos during the third inning of a baseball game.

Chirinos, though, was in the pathway to the plate as he awaited the arrival of Nomar Mazara's throw and applied the tag.

Matt Kemp attempted to run through Robinson Chirinos before the Dodgers-Rangers game descended to chaos. Kemp barreled into Chirinos with his arms up, leading with his shoulder.

Chirinos and Kemp jostled as they got up.

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The tussle led to both benches and bullpens clearing and forming a scrum at the plate.

After the field was cleared, the umpires huddled and both managers that Kemp and Chirinos were ejected.

'He was blocking the plate. Pretty much that simple.

Kemp is likely to be viewed more as the bad guy in this instance (especially in Texas), but Wednesday's collision was certainly a gray-area play.

Kemp was ruled out with no catcher interference, and both players were ejected from the game.

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