Chris Davis hit his sixth homer to lead the Baltimore Orioles past the Boston Red Sox 3-2, while Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke broke his left collarbone in a bench-clearing brawl with the San Diego Padres during Los Angeles’ 3-2 victory.
Greinke broke his collarbone in a bench-clearing brawl with the San Diego Padres during Los Angeles’ 3-2 National League victory in San Diego, California.
Juan Uribe’s pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning 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 Award winner. They dropped their shoulders and collided, and Quentin tackled the pitcher to the ground.
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, Greinke was checked by a trainer and manager Don Mattingly, before walking off toward the dugout, his uniform top disheveled after it had been pulled over his head by Quentin.
After the teams started going back to the dugouts and bullpens, Jerry Hairston Jr came running across the field yelling and pointing at someone in the San Diego dugout and had to be restrained.
Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp was also livid, perhaps in part because Padres starter Jason Marquis threw a high-and-tight pitch to him in the first inning.
The benches and bullpens emptied again, leading to pushing and shoving, but it did not appear any punches were thrown.
Quentin, Kemp and Hairston were ejected.
In the only other National League game, the San Francisco Giants rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 after Angel Pagan had a go-ahead sacrifice fly when pitcher Ryan Vogelsong walked with the bases loaded to tie it in the fifth inning.
Adam Jones drove in two runs, including a tiebreaking double, while Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli had consecutive RBI singles for the Red Sox, who dropped a series for the first time.
Baltimore improved to 1-3 in one-run games after going 29-9 last season.
Ryan Zimmerman delivered a two-run double after Bryce Harper was intentionally walked to lead the Washington Nationals over the Chicago Bulls 7-4 in the only interleague game.
Miguel Cabrera tripled, scored twice and even stole a base as the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-1 after they knocked Josh Johnson out of the game with a five-run second inning.
Doug Fister (2-0) allowed a run and eight hits in eight innings for the win. Johnson (0-1) gave up six runs and seven hits in 1-1/3 innings — the shortest start of his career.
Prince Fielder had four RBIs and Torii Hunter added three for the Tigers.
In other American League games, the Oakland Athletics thrashed the Los Angeles Angels 8-1 and the Texas Rangers edged the Seattle Mariners 4-3.
The game between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians was postponed.