ON THE MOUND: In the aftermath of a start that lasted only five innings, Zack Greinke admitted he wasn't his sharpest. Greinke was charged with three runs and four hits. He walked two. The game snapped a streak of 21 consecutive starts in which he gave up two or fewer runs, the longest streak since at least 1914. But Greinke has another streak that is still alive. Because two of the runs were unearned, Greinke has now made 22 consecutive starts in which he gave up two or fewer earned runs. That broke a record previously held by Roger Clemens, who made 21 such starts from July 3, 1990, to May 13, 1991. "They keep changing the wording of it to keep it as a streak," Greinke said.
IN RELIEF: Chris Perez was charged with the loss, as he gave up two runs and four hits in 1 1/3 innings of relief. Perez gave up a run in the seventh and another in the eighth.
UP NEXT: Clayton Kershaw (2-1, 4.43 earned-run average) will face the Philadelphia Phillies and Roberto Hernandez (2-1, 3.98) at Citizens Bank Park at 4 p.m. PDT. On the air: TV: SportsNet LA. Radio: 570, 1020 (Spanish).