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Dodgers' Utley suspended for Games 3 & 4 for illegal slide

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets is hit by a slide by Chase Utley #26 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning in an attempt to turn a double play 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 hit by a slide by Chase Utley #26 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning in an attempt to turn a double play 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)

Major League Baseball suspended Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley Sunday for a takeout slide in Saturday night's NLDS Game 2 that resulted in a broken leg for Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada.

The play sparked debate in the baseball community on whether it was a dirty slide as Utley appeared to initiate his slide into second base late and without intent to actually touch the base.

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