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L.A. Dodgers Chase Utley Suspended for Two Playoff Games After 'Illegal' Slide Broke Leg of Mets SS Ruben Tejada

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There was no immediate word on whether Utley would appeal.

AP Photo/Gregory Bull

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley has been suspended two playoff games by Major League Baseball for his takeout slide that broke New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's right leg.

New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada goes over the top of Los Angeles Dodgers' Chase Utley, who broke up a double play during the seventh inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

In handing down the penalty Sunday night, Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre called it an illegal slide. Umpires ruled it a legal play Saturday night.

AP Photo/Gregory Bull

Torre says after a thorough review from all angles, he concluded Utley's slide merited a penalty.

AP Photo/Gregory Bull

There was no immediate word on whether Utley would appeal, which could keep him eligible to play Games 3 and 4 this week in New York. The best-of-five NL Division Series is tied at one apiece.

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