Tempers flare after final out in D-backs, Dodgers showdown
The Los Angeles Dodgers looked primed to take the first of three against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night.
Then, Carson Kelly hit a two-run home run in the ninth.
After Kelly racked up another home run in the top of the 11th inning, the Dodgers were looking to close it out.
Archie Bradley was in to pitch for the D-backs, and after walking Joc Pederson, tensions rose.
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It looked like former D-back A.J. Pollock took a pitch off the wrist, but according to the home plate umpire, the ball hit off the knob of the bat. The ball ricocheted upward and Kelly caught the ball for the out.
After video review, the call was upheld. Pollock and Bradley appeared to exchange heated words as Pollock made his way back to the dugout.
Then, Justin Turner lined out to third on the first pitch that came his way.
Bradley struck out Will Smith to give the D-backs a 3-2 win.
Following the conclusion of the game, both dugouts came out on to the field to exchange words.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts appeared upset with someone on the D-backs side. No punches were thrown.
In NL West rival fashion, it will make for an interesting series.
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