An exciting play at the plate turned into a bench-clearing skirmish Wednesday night between the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers. 

With the Dodgers leading 2-0 in the bottom of the third inning, Matt Kemp was waved home following a hit to right field by Kiké Hernandez. A perfect throw by Rangers right fielder Nomar Mazara had Kemp dead to rights at the plate. 

So Kemp did the only thing he really could if he had any prayer of being safe: he tried to run over Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos. 

Chirinos held on for the inning-ending out, but he didn’t take kindly to Kemp’s maneuver. He shoved Kemp, Kemp shoved him back and soon the benches were empty. 

In the case of baseball fights, this one wasn’t too excessive and were given damaged up relatively briefly as cooler heads prevailed. 

Nonetheless, the scuffle – which resulted within the ejections of Kemp and Chirinos – injected some old-school pleasure into the somewhat-random interleague matchup at Dodger Stadium.

Postgame, it used to be printed that no longer everybody were given out of the minor skirmish unscathed: The Dallas Morning Information reported that Rangers pitcher Chris Martin suffered a hamstring damage on his manner from the bullpen to the mass of gamers close to house plate.

The Dodgers went directly to win the sport Three-2 in 11 innings. 

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