Zack Greinke ended April winless in five starts after the Kansas City Royals’ bullpen blew another lead in a 3-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night in Kansas City, Mo.
Greinke (0-2), last year’s AL Cy Young winner, threw seven scoreless innings and left his third start with a lead only to watch the bullpen give it away. Greinke allowed six hits, five singles, walked none and struck out five, throwing 119 pitches, before exiting with a 2-0 lead.
The Mariners batted around in a three-run eighth off Kansas City relievers Josh Rupe (0-1), Robinson Tejeda and Bruce Chen.
Shawn Kelley (1-0) earned the win with 1 2-3 perfect innings, while David Aardsma worked the ninth for his seventh save in eight chances.
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