Different city, different team, same results. For the second straight game, the Royals win 5-1 and get a complete game from their starter pitcher. Zach Greinke is now 3-0 after giving up just one run and five hits and a walk to the Mariners.
Billy Butler and Miguel Olivo each hit their first home runs in the second inning apart of the three run inning and Jose Guillen had a two hit night against his former team. With the help of Mark Teahen who made a great catch robbing a home run, Greinke pretty much took care of things again not giving the Mariners much to hit.
Greinke moves to 3-0 and his ERA is 0.75 in three starts. That has helped give the Royals, the lowest ERA in baseball right now at 2.46. The Royals are in first place, a half game ahead of the White Sox.
Yes, it’s April 15 th , tax day, but it’s also Jackie Robinson day around baseball as they celebrate the 61 st anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier. Manager Trey Hillman, and outfielders Joey Gathright and Jose Guillen will all wear #42 tonight to honor Robinson.