San Diego Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin (middle right) and Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke (left) tangle as Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis (right) and Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso (right background) join in the bench clearing fight during the sixth inning after Quentin was hit by a pitch at PETCO Park. (Photo: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - In the bottom of the sixth inning of
Thursday's contest between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres, a
bench-clearing brawl broke out between both clubs.
Los Angeles starter Zack Greinke threw an inside fastball that hit San Diego
left fielder Carlos Quentin in the upper left back area. Immediately, the two
began verbally arguing before both charged at each other.
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Quentin and Greinke collided near the mound and both team's benches cleared,
creating a large pile. After umpires and coaches alike attempted to break up
the fight, both teams eventually went back to their respected dugouts.
Los Angeles infielder Jerry Hairston, though, and other San Diego players,
continued to argue with each other and some pushing and confrontation
continued yet again.
Play resumed after the incident which lasted roughly five-plus minutes,
however, Greinke, Hairston, fellow Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, and
Quentin were ejected from the game.
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