Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Tim Federowicz's bases-clearing double in the eighth inning lead the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-3, in a heated contest at Dodger Stadium.
With the bases loaded and one out, Federowicz clobbered a line drive into the corner in left field. Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Either scored easily and Juan Uribe, who got a incredible jump from first base, slid across the plate safely to give the Dodgers the decisive 5-3 lead.
Kenley Jansen, who was named the closer earlier on Tuesday, worked a perfect ninth to pick up his third save.
Things got chippy earlier in the game as Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy hit Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig in the face with a pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning. Puig remained in the game, but the incident sparked retribution from LA hurler Zack Greinke, who drilled Miguel Montero in the back in the seventh inning.
Following Montero being hit by the pitch, benches cleared momentarily before order was restored.
Kennedy, however, retaliated in the bottom of the seventh by drilling Greinke in the left shoulder/head area.
Benches immediately cleared and things got physical quickly. While it was unclear if punches were thrown, Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire was seen gripping Arizona manager Kirk Gibson by the collar.
The skirmish was finally broken up after several minutes. Kennedy Gibson and coach Turner Ward were ejected for the D'backs, while Puig and McGwire were removed from the game for Los Angeles.