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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks got into a wild brawl after pitcher Zack Greinke was struck by a pitch during their game Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.
Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy looked toward the Diamondbacks' bench before he hit Greinke in the left shoulder in the seventh inning. Greinke was the third batter hit by a pitch in the game. Greinke had hit Miguel Montero in the back with a pitch the previous half inning, and Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig had taken a 92 mph fastball off his nose in the sixth. After Greinke was hit, Kennedy and Arizona manager Kirk Gibson were immediately ejected by umpire Clint Fagan, but the action was only beginning. Greinke was allowed to stay in the game and took out Didi Gregorius with a hard slide.
Puig, Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire and Arizona assistant hitting coach Turner Ward also were ejected.
Players from the benches and bullpens emptied onto the field. The teams formed a scrum near the Arizona on-deck circle, with several punches thrown. Dodgers reliever J.P. Howell slammed Ward into the railing of the camera well. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly could be seen yelling at Montero. Gibson and McGwire were nose-to-nose at one point.
In April, Greinke broke his left collarbone in San Diego after a brawl sparked when Carlos Quentin charged the mound after being hit by a pitch.