Lack of run support cost Zack Greinke another shot at eleven wins, but more importantly it kept the Royals from snapping their losing streak which has now reached 10 following Friday night’s loss to Texas, 2-0.  This was the ninth time the Royals have been shut out this season, tied with Chicago for tops in the majors.

Greinke did his part holding the Rangers to one run on three hits in seven innings while striking out 10.  Greinke’s lone blemish came in the fourth inning when Marlon Byrd jumped on a first pitch curveball and launched it into left field.  The Royals had no answers for Rangers’ starter Scott Feldman.

Feldman pitched eight innings and allowed just four hits and three walks.  He only struck out two, so the Royals put the ball in play and had a couple of chances, but couldn’t cross the plate.  The Royals put two runners on with two outs in the third on a single from Yuniesky Betancourt and a walk from David DeJesus, but were stranded when Willie Bloomquist grounded out to end the threat.  The Royals next hit came on a Bloomquist double in the sixth.  He moved to third on a wild pitch, but with two outs, Mark Teahen flew out.