Former Royal and AL Cy Young winner Zack Greinke, who was traded from Milwaukee to the Angels, lost in his debut in a 2-0 final to Tampa Bay.
Greinke, back in the AL for the first time since his dominating 2009 season with the Royals, allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings and struck out eight. He gave up an RBI single in the sixth and threw a run-scoring wild pitch in the seventh. Greinke, eligible for free agency after the season, was 9-3 with a 3.44 ERA in 21 starts with the Brewers.
“I made a lot of good pitches, but some bad ones, too,” Greinke said. “I thought my fastball command could have been a lot better. The wild pitch was just a bad break. No catcher in the world would have stopped that one. You throw a two-strike slider down and hope that doesn’t happen.”