Kershaw, Kennedy exchange brush-back pitches
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Aces Clayton Kershaw of
the Los Angeles Dodgers and Ian Kennedy of the Arizona Diamondbacks exchanged
brush-back pitches Monday night during their first head-to-head matchup of the
Kershaw faced the Diamondbacks for the first time since his 3-2 victory
on Sept. 14 at Dodger Stadium, when he was ejected for hitting Arizona
outfielder Gerardo Parra with a pitch on the right elbow.
In the third inning
Monday night, Kennedy threw a 2-1 pitch behind Kershaw and to the backstop
before walking him. Kershaw returned the favor in the fifth, making Kennedy
bail out of the batter's box on a first-pitch fastball before walking him.
Umpire Marvin Hudson immediately issued a warning to Kershaw and both dugouts.