Greinke gives up run, shutout streak over at 45 2-3 innings

Jul 26, 2015 4:05 PM by Ross Field

NEW YORK (AP) - Zack Greinke's shutout streak for the Los Angeles Dodgers is over after the New York Mets scored against him on an grounder by opposing pitcher Jacob deGrom.

Greinke retired his first six batters Sunday, extending his scoreless streak to 45 2-3 innings - longest in the majors since Orel Hershiser set the big league record with 59 for the Dodgers in 1988. But the right-hander hit Kirk Nieuwenhuis with a pitch leading off the third, and Kevin Plawecki singled.

Nieuwenhuis went to third when rookie center fielder Joc Pederson fumbled the ball for an error, putting runners at the corners with none out. Greinke got ahead 0-2 on deGrom, who hit a bouncer to first base. Adrian Gonzalez threw home, where Nieuwenhuis slid in safely.

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