No wins yet in 2010 for American League Cy Young winner Zack Greinke as the Texas Rangers won 4-1 on Friday night at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Greinke gave up a home run to Vladimir Guerrero and it was Guerrero’s third homer in his last three at-bats against the Royals. He hit two, including the game-winner, in Thursday night’s 13-12 Rangers win.
David Murphy doubled and, after two outs, Matt Treanor hit a pop-up that shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt dropped and Murphy scored. The Rangers went up 3-1 in the third inning as Elvis Andrus and Michael Young each singled and Guerrero lifted a sacrifice fly. They added another run in the fifth inning.
Greinke went seven innings and gave up nine hits and four runs, three earned, with one walk and three strikeouts.