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DENVER -- Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig got into a verbal altercation in the dugout during an 11-3 win over the Colorado Rockies??on Monday night at Coors Field, a disagreement caught by the Rockies' TV cameras. Kemp, who had struck out earlier in the sixth inning, was seen pursuing Puig the length of the dugout and yelling in his direction before manager Don Mattingly stepped between them and Kemp turned and walked up the tunnel toward the clubhouse. Puig had walked during the inning, in which the Dodgers scored eight runs. Kemp and Mattingly wouldn't reveal the topic of the disagreement, but it's possible Kemp was upset that Puig, one of the Dodgers' fastest runners, didn't take third base on?? Adrian Gonzalez's single to right field just before Kemp??batted. Mattingly made it sound as if it wasn't the first time tempers have flared among Dodgers teammates this season. ...
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