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Chase Utley asked friend with Mets to pass along apology

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets is given medial attention on the field after sustaining an injury in the seventh inning on slide by Chase Utley #26 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in game two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets is given medial attention on the field after sustaining an injury in the seventh inning on slide by Chase Utley #26 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in game two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Chase Utley's aggressive baserunning broke Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's right leg on Saturday. Afterward, the Dodgers veteran was reaching out to apologize.

FOX Sports 1 MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal says Utley asked a friend of his with the Mets to pass along his apology, and to tell Tejada that he didn't mean to hurt him.

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The controversial play gave the Los Angeles Dodgers new life and helped them rally for four runs in the seventh inning in a 5-2 Dodgers win that tied their NL Division Series at one game apiece.

"I feel terrible that he was injured. I had no intent to hurt him whatsoever," said Utley, who had reached with a pinch-hit single. "Any time there's a double play you should do your best to break it up."

You can see the play in the video above or check it out frame-by-frame in still images and judge for yourself.