10/19/2013 12:37 pm ET Updated Oct 19, 2013

Cardinals, Dodgers Standoff: LA's Scott Van Slyke vs. St. Louis' Joe Kelly (VIDEO)

Before the Cardinals and Dodgers could get Game 6 of the NLCS started, St. Louis pitcher Joe Kelly and L.A. outfielder Scott Van Slyke took part in an odd standoff on the field.

The two didn't leave their positions on the field following the national anthem. With each waiting for the other to move first, umpire Greg Gibson had to step in. Kelly took one step and the Cardinals' dugout started celebrating Van Slyke's win.

The Dodgers won the standoff, but couldn't extend the series as the Cardinals
punched their tickets to the World Series.

"He kind of gave me a smile, like, 'I'm going to be out here longer than you are,'" Van Slyke said after the game, per Yahoo! Sports. "From there, I didn't want him to be out there longer than I was. I was just going to wait for the home plate umpire to start yelling at me."


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