Greinke doesn’t win, but Royals edge Indians in 12
Despite another masterful performance,
Olivo homered with one out in the 12th inning after DeJesus saved the game for Kansas City with two accurate throws to the plate from left field, and the
“It’s a great win for us,”
Olivo, who drove in the
Both runners were trying to score from second base on singles by
“It’s cool,” DeJesus said. “It’s one of those things where you do it, move on and have fun watching the other team complain about it.”
DeJesus is second in the
“The coaches were telling us to play in,” he said. “The first one was easier. I got the ball and threw. The second one was harder. I kind of bobbled it and it got stuck in my fingers, but I ended up getting it there.”
Cabrera and Brantley were both waved home by third-base coach Joel Skinner.
“It’s the right thing to do,”
It was yet another way to lose for the
“It’s another first for me,” Wedge said. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen the same guy get two potential game-winning hits and have the same guy throw the guy out both times.”
Veras (4-3) got the loss.
Greinke held the
Greinke, a candidate to win the
“I try to pitch,” he said when asked if he’s feeling frustrated about his win total preventing him from winning postseason awards. “Hopefully, it works out. I can’t focus on that.”
The right-hander hadn’t allowed an earned run in 23 consecutive innings until the
It looked as if Greinke would get out of the inning when Peralta popped out, but
Grienke blamed himself for the run that tied the game.
“I got behind on Choo and it hurt me,” he said. “I don’t know what Hafner was doing. It seems like he’s trying to go the other way more than he has in the past.”
Greinke, who struck out six and didn’t walk a batter, didn’t allow a runner to reach second base until the seventh. The run snapped a 15-inning scoreless streak for Cleveland.
Greinke was given an extra day’s rest after throwing a career-high 125 pitches against Los Angeles on Saturday. He is 2-0 with a 2.16 ERA in five starts against the