Matt Kemp, Robinson Chirinos ejected after collision at plate

Matt Kemp, Robinson Chirinos ejected after home-plate collision in Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers game

Benches empty after Kemp plows into Chirinos at home plate | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

A collision at home plate at Wednesday night's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers sparked a benches-clearing brawl.

Chirinos took a throw from right fielder Nomar Mazara and Kemp was going to be an easy out to end the third inning, but he lowered his shoulder and plowed into Chirinos.

Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers and catcher Robinson Chirinos of the Texas Rangers were ejected from an Major League Baseball game today after a home plate collision that led to a benches-clearing confrontation between the teams.

Kemp, who was clearly beaten, barreled through catcher Robinson Chirinos trying to jar the ball loose, but to no avail.

Kemp went on to get the last laugh, with the Dodgers taking the game 3-2. Kemp returned the shove as both benches and bullpens emptied and formed a scrum at the plate.

Thankfully, it didn't appear to escalate too much.

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

The Rangers and the Dodgers are now tied, 2-2, in the 4th inning.

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