Los Angeles Dodgers & Arizona Diamondbacks involved in brawl


The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Dimondbacks match was overshadowed after a massive brawl erupted.

The brawl began at the end of the seventh innings during the Dodger's 5-3 win on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

There were two incidents which sparked both benches to get involved in an ugly brawl. Firstly, The Dodger's Yasiel Puig was struck on the nose by a 92-mph pitch in the sixth innings.

Shortly afterwards at the start of the seventh innings, Zack Greinke hit Arizona's Miguel Montero in the back with a pitch.

But Arizona soon got their revenge on Greinke when he was hit by an Ian Kennedy pitch on the left shoulder and the two teams formed a scum with several punches thrown.

The Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wasn't impressed by both sides antics but was pleased with the eventual victory.

"If you can't pitch inside without hitting somebody in the head, then you shouldn't pitch inside," Mattingly said. "So, [Puig] gets hit in the face, Montero gets hit in the back, it's over. It continued on. Talk is cheap. It doesn't matter. It's a good win for us."

Three members from each side were ejected with Yasiel Puig, Ronald Belisario and hitting coach Mark McGwire for the Dodgers and Ian Kennedy, manager Kirk Gibson and coach Turner Ward for the Diamondbacks.

In total, five players were hit by pitches during the game whilst punches were thrown during the melee.

Heavy fines and suspensions are likely to follow after reviewing video footage.


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