Kershaw was tossed in the sixth inning Wednesday night after his inside pitch struck Arizona’s Gerardo Parra on the right elbow. Mattingly rushed out of the dugout to argue with home plate umpire Bill Welke, while Kershaw and catcher Rod Barajas joined the verbal fray.
The incident was a carryover from Tuesday night’s game in which Parra momentarily stood at the plate to admire his solo homer off reliever Hong-Chih Kuo that tied the game in the seventh.
Parra was annoyed Kuo had thrown an earlier pitch near his head. Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis yelled at Parra as he crossed the plate, and Kershaw yelled at Parra from the top step of the dugout. The umpires warned both benches against further trouble.