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Eight Suspended for Diamondbacks-Dodgers Brawl

Two Dodger players were handed two-game suspensions and manager Don Mattingly was banned for one game



    Eight Suspended for Diamondbacks-Dodgers Brawl
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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: Manager Don Mattingly of the Los Angeles Dodgers pushes down coach Alan Trammell #3 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during as Diamondbacks coach Matt Williams tries to restrain Mattingly a bench clearing brawl in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on June 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

    Two Dodger players were handed two-game suspensions and manager Don Mattingly was banned for one game Friday by Major League Baseball after Tuesday night's brawl during LA's game against Arizona.

    Eight members of the Diamondbacks and Dodgers were suspended, according to MLB. The harshest penalty was given to Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy, who was suspended for 10 games after throwing a pitch at the head of Dodger Zack Greinke.

    Umpires had already issued a warning during the game Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.

    Mattingly was penalized for his conduct and team's actions after the warning. Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson -- the former Dodgers player -- also was suspended for one game for Kennedy's actions following the warning. Mattingly is set to serve his suspension during Friday's game at Pittsburgh.

    Diamondbacks infielder Eric Hinske was suspended for five games.

    Dodgers pitcher J.P. Howell and infielder-outfielder Skip Schumaker were suspended two games apiece for "aggressive actions." 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 rookie star Yasiel Puig, Arizona catcher Miguel Montero and D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra.

    If players appeal, they're penalties are held off until after hearings and decisions.

    Tension was evident Tuesday when Kennedy hit Puig with a pitch that bounced off his back and to his nose in the sixth inning. Greinke then hit Montero on the back in the next inning, which drew the warning from umpires.

    Members of both teams charged the field, but the brief scrum broke up with no punches thrown.

    That wasn't the case after Kennedy hit Greinke on the left shoulder in the bottom half of the seventh inning. The ball deflected off Greinke's helmet, leading to the scuffle.