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The Rangers’ Rougned Odor knows all the tricks around the second-base bag. He tried to pull one of them Friday night against the Angels’ Andrelton Simmons, and that almost led to a brawl.From this vantage point, the play looked similar to Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo’s attempt to break up a double play in Pittsburgh on Monday. Major League Baseball eventually took a dim view of that play after umpires initially deemed it legal. MLB has has yet to comment on Odor’s slide, which umpires also decided within the rules.Backing up a bit, here’s what happened Friday:Odor tried to break up an eventualgame-ending double play in the ninth inning by spiking Simmons in the left shin as he slid near the base. Simmons managed to turn two anyway, with help from first baseman Albert Pujols. Afterward, Simmons pushed Odor, then pointed to his leg to let Odor know he Jeff Locke Jersey clipped him.Odor didn’t appear to be sympathetic. The benches soon gathered in the middle of the diamond. Odor started jawing as he was being held back. No punches were thrown (in other words, there was no Odor vs. Jose Bautista moment).SN SCOREBOARD: Rangers-Angels box, stats”I just try to play the game Starlin Castro Jersey hard. I don’t try to play the game dirty,” Odor, who has been accused in the past of being a dirty player,told reporters after the game, per the (Fort Worth, Texas) Star-Telegram. “I play second base. I know what is dirty and what is not dirty. That’s why I was surprised (Simmons) was (angry with me).For me, it was not dirty.”Angels manager Mike Scioscia wasn’t quite sure about that.”Odor plays hard like our guys play hard, but I think the slide was a little bit of a veer,” Scioscia told reporters, per the Los Angeles Times. “Simmons is fine (with) going hard, but he’s got a nasty gash on his shin; he got spiked pretty hard. It looked like Odor got a little wide on the slide.”Simmons was in the lineup for Saturday’s game between the teams. (UPDATE: He was hit in the spiked leg by a Cole Hamels cutter his first time up. Hamels appeared to be angry with himself for mi sing badly with his pitch.)Odor’s slide happened four days after Rizzo clipped the legs of Pirates catcher Elias Diazand caused a two-run error. On Tuesday, the commi sioner’s office contradicted the umpires in that gameand said that, in its view, Rizzo interfered with Diaz.MLB’s silence to this point is a sign another contradiction won https://www.marlinsedge.com/miami-marlins/jose-fernandez-jersey ‘t be coming.