Greinke, Royals beat Twins to win home finale

BY foxsports • September 28, 2009

The Minnesota Twins somehow missed Zack Greinke the first 14 times they faced the Kansas City Royals this season.

Now, they get him twice in a week - it couldn't have come at a worse time.

Greinke worked through several jams in seven innings to bolster his Cy Young Award chances and put a dent in Minnesota's postseason hopes, helping the Royals win their home finale 4-1 on Sunday.

With a chance to pull within one game of AL Central-leading Detroit, Minnesota couldn't overcome Francisco Liriano's short-lived return to the rotation and let Greinke (16-8) wriggle out of a bases-loaded jam with no outs in the third inning. The Twins, who had won five straight, hope to have learned something from the outing: Greinke is scheduled to pitch against them again Saturday in Minnesota.

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