Catcher Miguel Olivo offers words of encouragement to Zack Greinke. (Darren Calabrese/AP)
By Larry Millson / Special to MLB.com
In his roughest outing of the season, ace Zack Greinke allowed seven runs (five earned) on nine hits, and despite back-to-back homers from Jose Guillen and Mike Jacobs, the Royals couldn't come back, dropping their eighth in a row.
Game Scores: Greinke , Romero, R . WP: Greinke, Romero, R. Pitches-strikes: Greinke 101-61, Ramirez, H 23-13, Cruz, J 26-15, Romero, R 90-56, Frasor 9-6, Downs, S 13-9. Groundouts-flyouts: Greinke 2-6, Ramirez, H 3-1, Cruz, J 0-0, Romero, R 13-2, Frasor 0-2, Downs, S 1-0. Batters faced: Greinke 26, Ramirez, H 7, Cruz, J 5, Romero, R 27, Frasor 3, Downs, S 4. Umpires:
HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Jeff Nelson. Weather: 59 degrees, clear. Wind:
12 mph, R to L. T: 2:27. Att: 15,435. Venue: Rogers Centre. June 5, 2009 June 5, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner