Porter, Corporan exchange words in dugout

Porter, Corporan exchange words in dugout

ANAHEIM -- Astros manager Bo Porter declined to elaborate on what happened after television cameras caught him arguing with catcher Carlos Corporan in the fourth inning of Friday night's 7-6 loss to the Angels.

Corporan struck out looking in the fourth and argued briefly with plate umpire Angel Hernandez. The catcher appeared to exchange words with Porter at the top of the dugout, and Corporan threw his helmet into the dugout.

Porter and Corporan kept arguing in the dugout before Jose Altuve stepped in and created some space between the two.

"What happens between me and my players during the game will always stay between me and my players," Porter said when asked about the incident.

An inning later, Porter and Corporan were spotted sitting together and talking in the dugout, with Porter putting his right arm around the catcher.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.