Associated Press - Zack Greinke confessed to a tiny bit of added motivation in facing the Arizona Diamondbacks.
After all, the last time he faced them, the game erupted into a bench-clearing brawl that resulted in eight suspensions.
Whatever the reason, Greinke dominated the Diamondbacks, giving up two hits in seven scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped Arizona's five-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory.
Los Angeles, winners of 13 of 16, tied its season high with 17 hits -- 16 of them singles. Andre Ethier had three hits and A.J. Ellis drove in two runs as the Dodgers pulled within 3 1/2 games of the first-place Diamondbacks in the NL West.
Arizona averted the shutout on Eric Chavez's RBI single in the ninth. It was the opener of the first series between the teams since the three-game set that featured the June 11 melee in Los Angeles, resulting in eight suspensions.
Greinke was a major player in the events leading up to the incident. Ian Kennedy, who hit Yasiel Puig and Greinke with high pitches to trigger the melee and served a 10-game suspension, starts for Arizona in the second game of the series on Tuesday night.