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Greinke’s streak ends during victory

Associated Press

. -- Zack Greinke gave up an earned run for the first time in 43 innings, but Billy Butler backed him up with two homers and the Kansas City Royals used a 15-hit barrage to rout the Toronto Blue Jays, 11-3, Wednesday night.

Vernon Wells’ RBI single with two out in the first produced the first earned run off Greinke (5-0) since September, a span of six starts. After throwing shutouts his two previous starts, Greinke went seven innings, giving up five hits and two runs with eight strikeouts. He leads the AL with 44 strikeouts and his earned-run average climbed from 0.00 to 0.50.


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