Suspensions, fines handed down in Dodgers-D'backs brawl

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NEW YORK — Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy was suspended for 10 games and Diamondbacks infielder Eric Hinske for five Friday for their roles in a brawl this week, while managers Don Mattingly and Kirk Gibson were given one-game bans.

Dodgers batting coach Mark McGwire was suspended two games and Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson will miss one game after Tuesday's brawl.  FILE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
FILE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Dodgers batting coach Mark McGwire was suspended two games and Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson will miss one game after Tuesday's brawl.

In all, eight members of the Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations were suspended by Major League Baseball Senior Vice President Joe Garagiola Jr.

He cited Kennedy for intentionally throwing a pitch at the head of Zack Greinke after a warning had been issued Tuesday night and Hinskefor leaving the dugout and “aggressive actions.” Mattingly was penalized for his conduct and Gibson for Kennedy’s actions following a warning.

Dodgers pitcher J.P. Howell and infielder-outfielder Skip Schumaker were suspended two games apiece for “aggressive actions” and Los Angeles hitting coach Mark McGwire two games for his conduct.

Los Angeles pitcher Ronald Belisario was suspended one game for “aggressive actions.”

All eight were fined, as were Greinke, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, Arizona catcher Miguel Montero and Diamondbacks outfielder Gerardo Parra.

MLB fined the Dodgers for allowing players on the disabled list to leave the dugout and enter the field during the brawl. MLB also banned disable list players on the Dodgers and Diamondbacks from sitting in their dugouts through Sunday.

Kennedy hit Puig with a pitch in the sixth, and Greinke hit Montero in the seventh, drawing a warning from umpires. Both teams charged onto the field, but the scrum broke up quickly.

Kennedy then hit Greinke on the upper left shoulder in the bottom half of the inning. A prolonged and more heated scuffle ensued.

Kennedy, Gibson and Diamondbacks coach Turner Ward were ejected after the shoving match. Puig, McGwire and Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario also were tossed.

Mattingly had to be restrained as he tried to get at Gibson. McGwire and third base coach Matt Williams also got into a tense argument.


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