Dodgers-Rangers Benches Clear After Matt Kemp Runs over Robinson Chirinos

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJune 14, 2018

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 Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Benches cleared in the bottom of the third inning of Wednesday's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers after Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp plowed into Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos.

The situation de-escalated quickly, but both Kemp and Chirinos were ejected. 

Kemp will certainly take the brunt of the criticism and may face discipline from Major League Baseball for his role. The former All-Star went old-school and sent his forearms crashing into Chirinos in an attempt to score a run on a single by Enrique Hernandez.

Kemp then chased after Chirinos when the catcher shoved him following the collision.

MLB has banned players from purposefully crashing into defenseless catchers attempting to make a tag since 2014.     

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