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Gibby thinks fracas helped light LA's fuse

Gibby thinks fracas helped light LA's fuse

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LOS ANGELES -- The last time the D-backs played a series at Dodger Stadium, former Arizona right-hander Ian Kennedy hit Zack Greinke with a pitch, touching off a nasty brawl.

At the time, the Dodgers 28-36 and in last place in the National League West. Los Angeles has gone 55-13 and run away with the division since.

Gibson was asked before Monday's game if he thought the brawl could have been one of the reasons for the Dodgers' turnaround.

"I don't think it hurt," Gibson said. "There's probably been instances like that throughout the history of the game that have helped people, helped bring them together.

"They got some players [back] and their rotation got in sync, they got [Ricky] Nolasco. A lot of things happened. It's just a combination of things and that was one of the things. They were in a testing time and they stood up for themselves. I don't think you can look at any one thing, it's a culmination of things and that may be part of what they're going to look back on."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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