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Zack Greinke exits start with apparent injury

Atlanta Braves v Arizona Diamondbacks

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 10: Zack Greinke #21 of the Arizona Diamondbacks looks over to the Atlanta Braves bench during the fourth inning of the MLB game against the Atlanta Braves at Chase Field on May 10, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

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Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke exited Wednesday afternoon’s start against the Pirates with two outs in the eighth inning with an apparent injury. Grienke grimaced after throwing a pitch to Pirates reliever Chris Stratton, batting in what was at the time an 8-0 game in favor of the D-Backs. Greinke spoke with the team trainer before exiting the game. Yoshihisa Hirano entered the game and finished off the at-bat by striking out Stratton to end the inning.

Grienke may have suffered his apparent injury when he was batting to lead off the sixth inning, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic suggests. At any rate, the D-Backs should pass along word on Greinke’s status later tonight. [Update: Greinke was removed due to abdominal tightness and will undergo an MRI on Friday, the team says.]

On the afternoon, Greinke pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings, limiting the Pirates to just four hits with no walks and five strikeouts as the D-Backs won 11-1. He now owns a 6-1 record with a 2.78 ERA and a 62/8 K/BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings this season.

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