Dodgers-Diamondbacks brawl after Zack Greinke hit by pitch

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The Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Tuesday night after a heated brawl involving players and coaches ensued, resulting in six ejections.

Diamondbacks’ Ian Kennedy hit Dodgers star rookie Yasiel Puig in the face with a pitch in the bottom of the sixth.

In the top of the seventh, starter Zack Greinke hit Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero in the back, and both teams went charging onto the field.  No punches were thrown and the scrum was broken up quickly.

“Puig gets hit in the face, Montero gets hit, it should have been really over at this point,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.

But it wasn’t over.

Still in the seventh, Kennedy hit Greinke with another high pitch leading to an all out brawl with punches thrown and players and coaches getting ejected.

Kennedy, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson and coach Turner Ward, along with Puig, reliever Ronald Belisario and Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire were all thrown out of the game.    

“I was out of my mind just trying to protect my teammates,” Belisario said. “If you want to hit somebody, don’t hit a pitcher. Don’t hit guys in the head. That’s crazy.”

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