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Greinke breaks collarbone in brawl

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Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke broke his left collarbone in a bench-clearing brawl with the San Diego Padres during Los Angeles' 3-2 victory on Thursday.

Juan Uribe's pinch-hit home run in the eighth put the Dodgers ahead, two innings after Greinke hit Carlos Quentin on the left shoulder with a pitch. The slugger started walking toward the mound and Greinke appeared to say something. Quentin then charged the 2009 American League Cy Young pitching award winner. They dropped their shoulders and collided, and Quentin tackled the pitcher to the grass. Quentin and Greinke ended up at the bottom of a huge scrum as players from both sides ran onto the field and jumped in. When they were finally pulled apart, Quentin was led off the field by teammate Mark Kotsay. Greinke was checked by a trainer and manager Don Mattingly before walking off toward the Dodgers' dugout, his uniform top disheveled after it had been pulled over his head by Quentin. After the game, the Dodgers announced that Greinke has a broken collarbone. Greinke lowered his left (non-throwing) shoulder into Quentin and took the brunt of the blow as they collided. The right-hander, who had his wife and in-laws in the stands, joined the Dodgers as a free agent in the offseason, signing a $147 million, six-year contract. He missed time during spring training with a tender right elbow and the flu. Quentin was slowed by a balky right knee after having offseason surgery.

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