Another lead blown as Royals misery continues

Kansas City failed to hold an early 4-0 lead Monday in a 7-5 loss to Arizona, one day after blowing a 6-0 lead in a loss to Minnesota.



May 24, 2022 - 2:48 PM

Zack Greinke (23) of the Kansas City Royals delivers a first-inning pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on May 23, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by (Norm Hall/Getty Images/TNS)

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s familiarity with Zack Greinke led to a solid offensive night against the Diamondbacks’ former pitcher.

Christian Walker and Pavin Smith homered and Ketel Marte’s two-run double broke a fourth-inning tie to help the Diamondbacks beat Kansas City 9-5 Monday night in Greinke’s first appearance at Chase Field since he left at the 2019 trade deadline after 3 1/2 seasons in Arizona.

Greinke (0-3) gave up seven earned runs, two homers and four walks, all single-game highs this season.

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