Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Tim Federowicz's bases-clearing double in
the eighth inning lead the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Arizona Diamondbacks,
5-3, in a heated contest at Dodger Stadium.
With the bases loaded and one out, Federowicz clobbered a line drive into the
corner in left field. Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Either scored easily and Juan
Uribe, who got a incredible jump from first base, slid across the plate safely
to give the Dodgers the decisive 5-3 lead.
Kenley Jansen, who was named the closer earlier on Tuesday, worked a perfect
ninth to pick up his third save.
Things got chippy earlier in the game as Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy hit
Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig in the face with a pitch in the bottom of
the sixth inning. Puig remained in the game, but the incident sparked
retribution from LA hurler Zack Greinke, who drilled Miguel Montero in the
back in the seventh inning.
Following Montero being hit by the pitch, benches cleared momentarily before
order was restored.
Kennedy, however, retaliated in the bottom of the seventh by drilling Greinke
in the left shoulder/head area.
Benches immediately cleared and things got physical quickly. While it was
unclear if punches were thrown, Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire was seen
gripping Arizona manager Kirk Gibson by the collar.
The skirmish was finally broken up after several minutes. Kennedy Gibson and
coach Turner Ward were ejected for the D'backs, while Puig and McGwire were
removed from the game for Los Angeles.
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