Greinke flirts with no-hit game, D-backs beat Pirates

Zack Greinke’s attempt to throw the first non-hit game in his career was wrecked when Gregory Polanco hit a home run in the eighth inning, which did not stop the Arizona Diamondbacks from beating the Pirates Pittsburgh.

Greinke (4-2), who dominated the Pirates with a tremendous slider, received that single hit in his eight-game work. He hit 11 strikeouts and gave a ticket.

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Fernando Rodney did not tolerate a touchdown in the ninth inning and scored his ninth save in 11 attempts.

Greinke faced a minimum of 21 batters in seven innings. Jordy Mercer opened the third act managing a ticket but was retired when he tried to steal the middle.

Gerrit Cole (1-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings. He struck out five batters and walked one.

Pittsburgh has scored five runs in total over Cole’s last five starts.

For the Pirates, the Venezuelans Francisco Cervelli of 3-0, Jose Osuna of 2-0. The Polanco 3-1 with a run scored and one produced.

For the Diamondbacks, the Venezuelan David Peralta of 4-2 with an annotated one.