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Dodgers' Matt Kemp shocked by one-game suspension

Dodgers' Matt Kemp shocked by one-game suspension

Matt Kemp found out Friday he was suspended one game for a shoving match with Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos.

“Shocking,” Kemp said.

Chirinos also received a one-game suspension and served it Friday. Kemp appealed and can play until the appeal is heard or he withdraws it.

“Hopefully, it is overturned,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “You can debate who instigated that confrontation. There wasn’t a punch thrown, on his part. There were obviously emotions on both sides. It’s old-school baseball.

“No harm, no foul.”

In the third inning of Wednesday’s game, Kemp barreled over Chirinos at home while trying to score. Chirinos took exception, and the...

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