Rangers' Chirinos says Kemp's actions after collision caused scuffle, ejections

Posted On: Jun 14, 2018   |   Posted By: TheScore

Tempers flared in the bottom of the third inning of Wednesday's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers after Matt Kemp ran over Robinson Chirinos at the plate, but according to the catcher, it wasn't the collision that set him off and led to a shoving match with Kemp - it was the actions of the outfielder immediately afterward. "I was not expecting it because nowadays nobody goes after you," Chirinos said after his Rangers' 3-2 loss, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "But I know it happens in the game, and I'm not mad the way he went after me. "It was how he reacted after that," Chirinos added. "He should have gotten up and walked to the dugout, but he got up and kind of leaned into me." The scuffle between the two players caused both to be ejected, but although emotions ran high, Kemp doesn't expect any kind of retaliation from the Rangers when the two teams meet again in August. "I thought it was a clean play," Kemp told...

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