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Bench-clearing brawl breaks out during Padres-Dodgers game

12:31 AM, Apr 12, 2013   |    comments
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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.

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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