Zack Greinke took the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday with the team looking to end their two-game losing streak and move back into first place in the National League West with a win.
It was Greinke’s fifth career start at Coors Field and second this season. The right-hander’s first start in Colorado earlier in the year was a seven-inning effort in which Greinke allowed four runs and took home a no-decision.
Greinke fared better Thursday as he went eight innings, allowed just two runs, only one was earned and struck out eight. The Dodger starter pounded the strike zone and aggressively went after hitters as he held the Rockies scoreless into the fifth inning.
Greinke then held the Rockies without a run in the sixth and seventh innings, only to allow an RBI triple that tied the game in the eighth. He intentionally walked Corey Dickerson that put runners on the corners with two outs and Greinke got out of trouble by striking out Nolan Arenado to end the inning.
Juan Uribe delivered the go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning and the Dodgers went on to win, 3-2.
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