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Major League Baseball suspends eight from Dodgers-Diamondbacks brawl

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Major League Baseball came down hard on the Dodgers and Diamondbacks on Friday, handing out eight suspensions and a dozen fines as punishment for a bench-clearing brawl.

Yet even with Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy getting 10 games and infielder Eric Hinske five for their roles in Tuesday’s fight, it might not be enough to quell the lingering hostility between the NL West rivals.

‘‘No, it’s not over yet, not at all,’’ said Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario, who was given a one-game ban. ‘‘I don’t think anybody thinks it’s over.’’

Kennedy is appealing the decision, pointing to his track record as proof he’s not a troublemaker.

‘‘Ten games, I think they’re trying to set an example,’’ he said before Arizona’s game in San Diego on Friday night.

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