Greinke wins Astros debut despite allowing 5 runs

Zack Greinke earned his first win with the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, despite an uneven outing that saw him allow five runs in six innings to the visiting Colorado Rockies.Acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the 35-year-old right-hander joined All-Stars Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole to round out what many are calling the best starting rotation in baseball.ARIHOUUsg Rate21%31%Opp BA.217.111Exit Velo88.278.7– ESPN Stats & InformationAfter a solid first three innings, Greinke gave up two earned runs in the fourth and then a tying, three-run homer to Raimel Tapia in the top of the sixth. However the Astros took back the lead in the next half inning, scoring four runs off a Carlos Correa double and Yuli Gurriel home run.Righty Chris Devenski took over for Greinke to start the seventh.With Tuesday night’s win, Greinke improved to 11-4 with a 3.08 ERA in 24 starts this year.

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