Dodgers' Machado fined by MLB for kicking Brewers 1B Aguilar

Lynette Rowe
October 21, 2018

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado was fined an undisclosed amount of money - but not suspended - for the way he ran through first base on Tuesday night, an industry source confirmed to ESPN.

After Milwaukee first baseman Jesus Aguilar caught the throw for the out, Machado dragged his left foot across the bag and clipped Arcia. Aguilar appeared upset and the two exchanged words.

Manny Machado has stepped into trouble again, causing at least one opponent to call him "a dirty player".

The Dodgers evened the best-of-seven series with a 2-1 victory as Cody Bellinger singled in Manny Machado from second base with two outs in the bottom of the 13th inning. He found himself at the center of controversy during Game 3 after he engaged in two aggressive slides.

Aguilar immediately got in Machado's face and the Brewers remained livid well after the game, with the usually mild-mannered Christian Yelich saying it was a "dirty play by a dirty player".

"We all want something to talk about, and you guys [the media] do, too, and that's great, " Counsell said.

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"It looked like it", Aguilar said. Machado seemed to later apologize to Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar, who afterwards said they "turned the page".

"I was trying to get over him and hit his foot", Machado said. "I try to go out there and win for my team".

As for the drama Machado's been entangled in throughout the series. we asked if the beanball he took Wednesday will end the drama. "You can't respect someone who plays the game like that".

For those that did not see the play live - and if you have been living under a rock - here it is. But Brewers manager Craig Counsell said he expected it to be business as usual on the field.

Just a few weeks before the 26-year-old Machado likely hits the open market as one of the most desirable free agents in baseball, the big-hitting shortstop has become the latest star to tread the well-worn line between fierce competitors and dirty players. I don't know what his problem is, honestly. "You have 30 owners - all want you right now", he said.

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