MLB Wrap: Dodgers brawl with D'backs in win

MLB Wrap: Dodgers brawl with D'backs in win
June 12, 2013, 1:30 am
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Two players and three coaches were ejected after the benches-clearing brawl between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks. (AP)

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The Phillies lost their fourth straight game to a last-place team, falling 3-2 to Minnesota on Tuesday (see recap).

Here's a recap of Tuesday's baseball action:

Dodgers win fisticuff-fest
LOS ANGELES -- In a game highlighted by a heated brawl in the seventh inning that involved both players and coaches, Tim Federowicz hit a go-ahead three-run double in the eighth inning to help the Los Angeles Dodgers rally for 5-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.

Arizona starter Ian Kennedy, manager Kirk Gibson and coach Turner Ward, along with Dodgers star rookie Yasiel Puig and hitting coach Mark McGwire were ejected after the prolonged bench-clearing scuffle.

Kennedy hit Los Angeles starter Zack Greinke with a pitch, a retaliation throw that triggered the fracas that nearly spilled into the stands.

An inning earlier, Greinke hit Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero in the back and both teams came charging onto the field but it broke up quickly with no punches thrown. That was payback for Kennedy hitting Puig. The ball deflected off his shoulder and struck Puig on the nose (see full recap).

-The Associated Press

Cole wins debut for Bucs
PITTSBURGH -- Gerrit Cole wasn't feeling nervous in the hours leading up to his major league debut. And that made him nervous.

"I couldn't understand it," Cole said. "It made me a little worried."

Cole had nothing to be worried about as he took a shutout into the seventh inning and hit a two-run single in his first at-bat Tuesday night, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants in front of a festive crowd.

The top pick in the 2011 draft, Cole allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings after being called up from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in the day. He began his highly touted career with a three-pitch strikeout -- all 96 mph fastballs -- of Gregor Blanco and struck out two overall. He did not walk a batter.

"Really, I couldn't have asked for anything better," Cole said. "The guys played great defense and we scored a lot runs. I was able to take us pretty deep into the game and I even got lucky and got a hit. It's tough to draw it up any better than this" (see full recap).

-The Associated Press

Stanton homers, gives Fish win
MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton showed how much more potent the Miami Marlins are when he is in the lineup.

Stanton hit his first homer since coming off the DL, a two-run drive with two outs in the eighth inning that lifted the Miami Marlins to a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

With Juan Pierre on first following his one-out infield single on the eighth pitch, Stanton connected on a first-pitch slider from Jim Henderson. It was his fourth home run this year.

"It was all set up by J.P. with that great at-bat and giving the big boy a chance to get up there and make that great swing and win the game," manager Mike Redmond said (see full recap).

-The Associated Press

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