Matt Kemp goes old school, incites benches to clear after barreling over Rangers C Robinson Chirinos

Pete Rose would be proud.

In the third inning of Wednesday’s game with the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp had a chance to score from second base. Center fielder Kike Hernandez roped a ball into shallow right, and third base coach Chris Woodward made a questionable decision to wave Kemp home.

Rangers right fielder Nomar Mazara threw a strike to catcher Robinson Chirinos that arrived at home plate long before Kemp. Chirinos blocked Kemp’s path to the plate, and Kemp responded with his best Von Miller impersonation, barreling through Chirinos before being called out.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is out at the plate as he collides with Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on June 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. A benches clearing brawl erupted with Kemp being ejected from the game. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is out at the plate as he collides with Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on June 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. A benches clearing brawl erupted with Kemp being ejected from the game. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is out at the plate as he collides with Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on June 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. A benches clearing brawl erupted with Kemp being ejected from the game. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is out at the plate as he collides with Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on June 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. A benches clearing brawl erupted with Kemp being ejected from the game. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Cole Hamels #35 of the Texas Rangers and Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers try to hold back Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers as tempers flared after a collision at home plate in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on June 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. A benches clearing brawl erupted with Kemp being ejected from the game. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Cole Hamels #35 of the Texas Rangers and Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers try to hold back Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers as tempers flared after a collision at home plate in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on June 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. A benches clearing brawl erupted with Kemp being ejected from the game. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Cole Hamels #35 of the Texas Rangers and Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers try to hold back Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers as tempers flared after a collision at home plate in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on June 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. A benches clearing brawl erupted with Kemp being ejected from the game. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Cole Hamels #35 of the Texas Rangers and Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers try to hold back Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers as tempers flared after a collision at home plate in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on June 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. A benches clearing brawl erupted with Kemp being ejected from the game. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Cole Hamels #35 of the Texas Rangers and Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers try to hold back Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers as tempers flared after a collision at home plate in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on June 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. A benches clearing brawl erupted with Kemp being ejected from the game. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Cole Hamels #35 of the Texas Rangers and Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers try to hold back Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers as tempers flared after a collision at home plate in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on June 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. A benches clearing brawl erupted with Kemp being ejected from the game. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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When the play was over Kemp stood up and shoved Chirinos before both benches cleared.

When the dust settled, Kemp and Chirinos were both ejected. The play ended the inning with the Dodgers holding a 2-0 lead. The Dodgers went on to a 3-2 win in 11 innings.

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