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Matt Kemp, Robinson Chirinos each suspended for one game

Texas Rangers v Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Cole Hamels #35 of the Texas Rangers and Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers try to hold back Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers as tempers flared after a collision at home plate in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on June 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. A benches clearing brawl erupted with Kemp being ejected from the game. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

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Major League Baseball just announced that Matt Kemp of the Dodgers and Robinson Chirinos of the Rangers have each been suspended for one game as a result of their on-field altercation in the bottom of the third inning of Wednesday evening’s game at Dodger Stadium.

The dustup began when an errant throw brought Chirinos into the base line as Kemp was approaching home plate. Kemp attempted to barrel Chirinos over -- he failed to dislodge the ball -- and when Chirinos got up he shoved Kemp, Kemp shoved back and the benches cleared. Kemp would’ve been out either way for violating the rule protecting catchers from takeout slides.

Kemp has appealed his suspension and will be eligible to play against the Giants tonight. As of the moment Chirinos has not yet appealed his suspension, but if he does he’ll be able to play against the Rockies.

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