Updated: April 12, 2013, 1:12 AM ET
SAN DIEGO — San Diego Padres slugger Carlos Quentin rushed the mound and wrestled Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke to the ground after getting hit by a pitch, leading to a benches-clearing brawl between the teams Thursday night.
After he was plunked on the left shoulder, Quentin started walking toward the mound. Greinke appeared to say something and Quentin then charged the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner. They dropped their shoulders and collided, and Quentin wrestled the pitcher to the ground. Both ended up on the bottom of a huge scrum.
Quentin was led off the field by teammate Mark Kotsay. Greinke walked off toward the Dodgers’ dugout.
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 Padres’ dugout and had to be restrained. Matt Kemp also was especially angry.
Quentin and Greinke have a history.
The right-hander now has hit Quentin three times with a pitch, with the last before Thursday coming in 2009. Quentin is the only batter Greinke has hit three times, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Quentin led the majors in hit by pitches in both 2011 (23) and 2012 (17). He’s been hit 116 times in his career (seventh-most among active players), and he left Tuesday night’s game against the Dodgers after being hit on the right wrist with a pitch.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
This article was originally posted on ESPN.com