The Denver Post

MLB SUSPENDS CHIRINOS, KEMP FOR SCUFFLE

- — The Associated Press

» Los ARLINGTON, TEXAS

Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos were suspended for one game apiece by Major League Baseball on Friday because of a scuffle that followed a collision at home plate.

Joe Torre, MLB’s chief baseball officer, announced the suspension­s, along with undisclose­d fines.

Chirinos was not in the Rangers’ lineup Friday night for a series opener at home against Colorado, and the team said he was serving his suspension. Kemp is appealing his suspension, and was in the lineup for Los Angeles’ game against San Francisco.

Kemp said he was surprised by the punishment and he appealed because he disagrees with it.

“Nothing happened,” he said. “Just a little pushing. I’ve seen way worse happen. So I guess we’ll see what they decide, but I don’t agree with it.”

Kemp was trying to score from second base on a two-out single by Enrique Hernandez in the third inning of Wednesday night’s game at Dodger Stadium.

Chirinos caught a pinpoint throw by right fielder Nomar Mazara and had his glove out to tag Kemp, who barreled into the catcher with his arms up and leading with his shoulder. Chirinos’ helmet flew off as both he and Kemp fell to the ground.

Both benches and bullpens cleared after Chirinos and Kemp got up and shoved each other. Kemp was restrained by Rangers starter Cole Hamels.

No punches were thrown, but Chirinos and Kemp were both ejected.

Longoria goes on DL with broken bone in left hand.

ANGELES» San Francisco LOS Giants third baseman Evan Longoria is going on the disabled list after injuring his left hand when he was hit by a pitch at Miami.

The Giants announced the move shortly before their series opener on Friday night.

Longoria fractured the fifth metacarpal in his hand in the fourth inning of the Giants’ 16-inning victory over the Marlins a day earlier.

Hundreds honor Schoendien­st.

Hundreds of people have gathered to say goodbye to Red Schoendien­st. Among them are current and past St. Louis Cardinals players as well as fans.

The Hall of Fame second baseman’s public funeral was Friday at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis. He died last week at 95.

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