Published 5:24 PM EDT Oct 17, 2018
Major League Baseball has fined Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machad for kicking the leg of Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar in Game 4 of the NLCS, USA TODAY Sports has learned.
A person close to Machado who was informed of MLB's decision Wednesday told USA TODAY Sports that Machado had been fined $10,000. The person requested anonymity because the decision had not been made public.
The collision in the 10th inning of Tuesday night's game briefly caused both dugouts to empty, but order was quickly restored.
Video replay indicated Machado might have collided with Aguilar deliberately.
The two players seemed to have resolved their differences by the 13th inning when Machado reached base on a broken-bat single. He eventually scored the winning run in the Dodgers' 2-1 victory.
Aguilar said after the game there would be no lingering ill will between them. "I know him really well and it’s already passed," he said. "We turned the page; now we have to come and play tomorrow."
However, his teammates weren't so generous.
"A dirty play by a dirty player. It absolutely is," said Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich. "I have a lot of respect for him as a player, but you can’t respect someone who plays the game like that."
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