Diamondbacks

Massive Brawl Erupts During Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 Loss to the L.A. Dodgers


While Ian Kennedy hasn't delivered many wins this year with his pitches, the Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher certainly sparked off the most unforgettable moments of the season and made headlines across the sports world with a certain 92 m.p.h. fastball he tossed last night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kennedy plunked LA's Zach Grienke near the opposing pitcher's noggin with the heater during the seventh inning, causing both team's dugouts to empty out onto the field at Chavez Ravine and engage in a gigantic rage fest and brawl.

It was one of five back-and-forth beanings from Tuesday's game and caused all the bad mojo that had been simmering to boil over. Expletives were bellowed, seething fury was unleashed, punches were thrown, and a close to a half-dozen were ejected.

Oh, and the Diamondbacks also lost 5-3 to L.A.

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