Watch: Dodgers, Rangers fight after collision at plate
A fight broke out on Wednesday night between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers after a collision at the plate.
Matt Kemp was on second with two outs and was trying to score on a single to right. As he approached the plate, Robinson Chirinos was holding the ball in his way, so Kemp tried to knock him over. Kemp gave Chirinos a shove, and players from both sides came in to get involved.
Matt Kemp With no regard for Human Life pic.twitter.com/Pz5ynwYg6r
— Reporter Liam (@Blutman27UCLA) June 14, 2018
Both Kemp and Chirinos were ejected from the game.
Based on the new rules, Kemp was wrong for initiating contact; Chirinos was holding the ball and therefore had a right to be in front of the plate.