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    Brewers, Dodgers clear benches, no punches

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    PHOENIX -- Casey McGehee, Prince Fielder and the Milwaukee Brewers thought Roman Colon celebrated a spring training strikeout a little too much.

    The Brewers and Dodgers cleared the benches after Colon fanned McGehee and punctuated it with fist pump, and Los Angeles went on to win 7-1 Tuesday.

    There was no pushing, nor any punches or ejections. McGehee and Colon both left the game after the sixth-inning scrum and they spoke more calmly on their way to the clubhouses down the right-field line.

    "He's competitive. I'm competitive. Sometimes people get a little excited," McGehee said. "To me it's not a big deal. There's a lot more important stuff to get upset about than a spring training game."

    Colon struck out McGehee with the bases loaded to end the sixth inning. McGehee yelled at Colon and Fielder came out of the Brewers dugout in his teammate's defense.

    Both benches and bullpens, including several Dodgers starters waiting just outside the left-field bullpen, emptied onto the grass between home plate and the mound.

    McGehee said he wasn't surprised Fielder, who earlier in the inning had left the game for a pinch-runner, was so quick to respond.

    "He was mad because we were talking about where we were going to dinner and he wasn't invited." McGehee said. "Good, bad or indifferent, Prince is behind you 100 percent."

    Colon said he wasn't sure what the fuss was about.

    "You've got to let that go," he said.

    To Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, his team's reaction was a sign that his message is getting through.

    "Whether it's a spring training or regular season game it means a lot to them," he said. "That's what I'm trying to get them to understand. Whenever you go on the field to play a game, they need to be going full out."

    Matt Kemp hit his first home run of the spring, a two-run shot in the Dodgers' four-run fourth inning. Tony Gwynn, Aaron Miles and Andre Ethier hit solo homers for Los Angeles.

    "Confidence comes with success," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "Success makes you feel better about your work and it effects everything."

    Los Angeles starter John Ely recorded his second win, throwing one-hit ball for innings. Former Dodgers right-hander Takashi Saito started for Milwaukee and allowed Gwynn's home run in his only inning of work.

    "Those are my former teammates," said Saito, who relied a little more heavily than normal on his breaking ball. "They know what my pitches are so I had to mix it up a little bit."

    Note

    Ely saves his best for the Brewers. Last season, he made his second career start against Milwaukee and allowed one run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings.

     
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    A heated Prince Fielder walks back to the dugout after the benches clear in the sixth inning.  (AP)
    A heated Prince Fielder walks back to the dugout after the benches clear in the sixth inning. (AP)

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    Los Angeles Dodgers
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Tony Gwynn Jr., RF4111011 .278
        Xavier Paul, RF1000001 .200
    Dioner Navarro, C3111000 .077
        Hector Gimenez, C2010001 .308
    Andre Ethier, DH3222000 .211
       a- Jamie Hoffmann, PH-DH2000022 .357
    Matt Kemp, CF3122000 .389
        Gabe Kapler, LF1000001 .188
    Jay Gibbons, LF3000001 .083
        Trayvon Robinson, CF1010000 .250
    Ivan DeJesus Jr., 2B3020000 .313
        Eugenio Velez, 2B1000000 .000
    Russ Mitchell, 1B3000002 .133
        John Lindsey, 1B0000000 .250
       b- Jerry Sands, PH-1B0000100 .462
    Juan Castro, SS3000000 .286
        Dee Strange-Gordon, SS1000001 .200
    Aaron Miles, 3B3221000 .389
        Justin Sellers, 3B1010000 .167
    Totals38713713  
    a-struck out for Ethier in the 7th
    b-walked for Lindsey in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Dioner Navarro (1, De La Cruz), Andre Ethier (2, De La Cruz), Ivan DeJesus Jr. (1, De La Cruz), Justin Sellers (1, Fiers)
    HR - Tony Gwynn Jr. (1, Saito), Andre Ethier (1, Dillard), Matt Kemp (1, De La Cruz), Aaron Miles (1, Dillard)
    RBI - Tony Gwynn Jr. (1), Dioner Navarro (2), Andre Ethier 2 (2), Matt Kemp 2 (5), Aaron Miles (1)
    Team LOB - 5
    Fielding
    DP - Strange-Gordon-Velez-Sands
    E - Eugenio Velez (2, Misplayed grounder)
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    John Ely (W,2-0) 3100020 0.00
    Ron Mahay (H,2) 1111001 9.00
    Oscar Villarreal (H,1) 1000010 8.31
    Roman Colon (H,2) 1100110 0.00
    Javy Guerra (H,1) 1000000 0.00
    Merkin Valdez (H,1) 1100000 0.00
    Stuart Pomeranz 1100000 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - John Ely 14-14, Ron Mahay 7-5, Oscar Villarreal 5-5, Roman Colon 11-7, Javy Guerra 3-3, Merkin Valdez 3-3, Stuart Pomeranz 4-4
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - John Ely 4-3, Ron Mahay 3-0, Oscar Villarreal 1-1, Roman Colon 1-2, Javy Guerra 2-1, Merkin Valdez 1-1, Stuart Pomeranz 1-2
    Batters Faced - John Ely 10, Ron Mahay 4, Oscar Villarreal 3, Roman Colon 6, Javy Guerra 3, Merkin Valdez 3, Stuart Pomeranz 4
    Milwaukee Brewers
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Craig Counsell, 2B3000011 .059
        Erick Almonte, 1B1010000 .385
    Mark Kotsay, DH3010000 .308
       a- Mike Rivera, PH-DH1000001 .222
    Ryan Braun, LF3010002 .286
        Logan Schafer, LF1000000 .235
    Prince Fielder, 1B2111101 .231
        Eric Farris, PR-2B1010000 .438
    Casey McGehee, 3B3000013 .294
        Edwin Maysonet, 3B1000001 .400
    Chris Dickerson, CF3000010 .188
        Jeremy Reed, CF1000001 .318
    Luis Cruz, SS3000000 .188
        Zelous Wheeler, SS0000000 .467
    Wil Nieves, C2000010 .250
        Martin Maldonado, C1000000 .250
    Caleb Gindl, RF3000000 .385
    Totals3215114  
    a-grounded into a double play for Kotsay in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Ryan Braun (2, Ely)
    HR - Prince Fielder (2, Mahay)
    RBI - Prince Fielder (5)
    2-OUT RBI - Prince Fielder (2)
    Team LOB - 5
    Fielding
    DP - Farris-L. Cruz-Almonte, Farris-Almonte
    Milwaukee Brewers
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Takashi Saito (L,0-1) 1211001 5.40
    Sean Green 1000000 0.00
    Frankie De La Cruz 1544011 9.00
    Tim Dillard 2322002 14.40
    Brandon Kintzler 1000000 1.59
    Roque Mercedes 1100010 6.00
    Marco Estrada 1100100 2.25
    Michael Fiers 1100010 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Takashi Saito 7-5, Sean Green 3-3, Frankie De La Cruz 13-12, Tim Dillard 16-12, Brandon Kintzler 3-3, Roque Mercedes 5-5, Marco Estrada 7-3, Michael Fiers 6-6
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Takashi Saito 2-1, Sean Green 3-0, Frankie De La Cruz 1-1, Tim Dillard 4-2, Brandon Kintzler 2-1, Roque Mercedes 1-0
    Batters Faced - Takashi Saito 5, Sean Green 3, Frankie De La Cruz 8, Tim Dillard 9, Brandon Kintzler 3, Roque Mercedes 3, Marco Estrada 4, Michael Fiers 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 3025
    Game Time - 2:40
    Temperature - 64
    Umpires - Home - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Mike Everitt