Major League Baseball came down hard on the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, handing out eight suspensions and a dozen fines as punishment for a bench-clearing brawl.
In all, eight members of the Arizona and Los Angeles organizations were suspended by Major League Baseball Senior Vice President Joe Garagiola Jr.
Kirk Gibson and Mark McGwire gripped each other's tops and faced off nose to nose as the nasty brawl escalated.
Ian Kennedy, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson and coach Turner Ward, along with Puig, reliever Ronald Belisario and Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire were ejected in the seventh inning after the prolonged scuffle against a railing that nearly spilled into the stands.
The Dodgers remained upset Wednesday about their brawl with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and much of their ire was directed toward pitcher Ian Kennedy.
The Dodgers rookie's first week in the majors was a memorable one, with 13 hits in 28 at-bats, four home runs and 10 RBI in his first seven games since coming up from the minor leagues.
Seeking an offensive spark for a team mired in last place and dogged by injuries, the Los Angeles Dodgers are turning to prized prospect Yasiel Puig.
Beleaguered manager Don Mattingly insisted Monday he doesn't feel he's about to be fired by the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he has no idea whether he needs to win a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers to keep his job.
Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti says beleaguered manager Don Mattingly is "doing fine" and has kept the team steady despite its last-place showing in the NL West.