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Dodgers' Zack Greinke gives up late home run in 2-1 loss to Padres

Dodgers' Zack Greinke gives up late home run in 2-1 loss to Padres

If your bullpen is unreliable, you want your starting pitchers going as deep into the game as they can. Particularly if they're led by a pair of aces such as Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. Only much more often than not, the late innings have proven a challenge for the Big Two. Saturday the challenge for Greinke was a tad too much. Greinke had been characteristically brilliant for most of his first seven innings, but in the eighth Justin Upton hit a two-out solo homer to lead the Padres to a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers at Petco Park. This was only the third time in his 13 starts that Greinke pitched into the eighth. Greinke tried to throw a full-count slider past Upton,...

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