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Aroldis Chapman throws pitch behind Justin Turner

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Friday night's game between the Dodgers and Reds ruffled a few feathers in the sixth inning, when Aroldis Chapman threw a pitch behind Justin Turner.

This was in Chapman's second inning of work, and the Dodgers had just scored a run off the Reds closer, with an infield single and stolen base by Joc Pederson followed by a pair of ground balls. The first pitch after the run scored was thrown behind Turner's knees.

Turner seemed annoyed, at least, by the pitch, and stared out at the mound for a moment. He ultimately struck out in the at-bat.

Chapman never hit anyone on the Mets when Turner was in New York, nor did he plunk any Dodgers in 2014. Turner is 0-for-6 with three strikeouts and a sacrifice fly in his career against the hard-throwing left-hander.

When asked if there was any history with Chapman, Turner only said, "It slipped."

Manager Don Mattingly was asked after the game about the incident.

"I'm not sure. I'm not sure," Mattingly said. "But we'll keep an eye on it."

The Dodgers don't play the Reds again this spring, and the two teams don't meet up again until August 13-16 at Dodger Stadium.