LOS ANGELES – Dodgers Shortstop Manny Machado has been described by the Milwaukee Brewers as a "dirty player" and not "played so hard" after cutting off the back leg of Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar's 10th inning of Game 4's National League Championship Series on Tuesday evening.
Both benches were cleaning after the incident. Aguilar's right foot was on first base and it looked like Machado had deliberately kicked him out of frustration with his left foot.
"It was a dirty game by a dirty player," said Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich.
When Brewers manager Craig Counsell was asked if Machado would go beyond the reasons for playing hard, he said, "I do not think he's playing so hard."
Baseball Chief Joe Torre, Major League Baseball Leader He told the Los Angeles Times after the game that he had planned to review the play.
Aguilar, who was not injured at the game, said he and Machado had "turned the page" afterward. The two hugged each other after Machado in the 1
"I play baseball," Machado said. "I'm trying to go out there and win for my team, and if that's your comments, it's their comments, and I can not help it."
When Machado was asked about the game again, he said, "I was trying to get over him and hit his foot, if that's dirty it's dirty, I do not know, call it what you want."  The incident came just a day after Machado was called upon to play his style of play a few hard chutes on the legs of Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia to break up possible double games in Game 3.
Last year, Machado spiked Boston Red Sox's second baseman Dustin Pedroia while slipping into second base.
Nobody was He said about Machado after the game as Yelich when he answered questions from reporters about the game.
"He is a player who has a history of this type of incident," Yelich said. "Once is an accident Repeated over and over, you're just a dirty player It's a dirty game from a dirty player That's it I have great respect for him as a player But you can not respect anyone who does Play like that.
"It was a hard-fought baseball game. There is no room in our game. We all grounded. Run through the bag as you have done all your life, like everyone else. If it's an accident, it's an accident; But in the repetition for us, it clearly looks like you are clearly avoiding entering someone. There is no room in our game. It really does not. "