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Pitch Leads to Brawl at Coors Field Between San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies

An errant pitch led to a bench-clearing brawl in the third inning of the San Diego Padres game against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday. 

Padres players have gotten hit numerous times in the series so tensions were high between the two teams.

Luis Perdomo's pitch struck Nolan Arenado behind his back. Arenado charged the mound and swung at Perdomo but failed to connect when Perdomo ducked. 

Both teams left the dugouts and headed to the field. At one point, Padres' coach Mark McGwire was in Arenado's face. 

Perdomo and Padres catcher A.J. Ellis were ejected from the game. From the Rockies, Arenado, German Marquez, and Gerardo Parra were ejected from the game, according to the Denver Post.

The night before, Rockies reliever Scott Oberg hit San Diego center fielder Manuel Margot in the ribs. Margot was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday.

That carried over to Wednesday when Rockies shortstop Trevor Story was hit in the first inning and Padres right fielder Hunter Renfroe was plunked in the second.

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