MLB: Zack Greinke makes history with the Kansas City Royals, after breaking a record from 24 years ago

That defense of prospect third baseman Bobby Witt Jr. and company helped the starter veteran Zack Greinkewho was excellent in his return to the Royals, making an Opening Day start 12 years after he made his first for Kansas City in 2010.

The 6-foot-3, 38-year-old pitcher was quick and efficient, allowing only one run, five hits, one walk and one strikeout in 5 2/3 innings. And he threw strikes: Of his 84 pitches, 56 were in the zone:

At 38 years and 168 days, Zack Greinke became the Oldest Opening Day starting pitcher in Royals historysurpassing Tim Belcher, who was 36 on Opening Day 1998.

Greinke’s first inning was exactly what the Royals wanted to see. All seven of his pitches were for strikes, and after giving up a single to Myles Straw, Greinke provoked a double play off Amed Rosario and started the double play himself.

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In the end, Donald Zackary Greinke (his given name) walked away with no verdict at Kauffman Stadium against the Cleveland Guardians. Greinke is in his eighth season in KC, although of course in two stages, the first being from 2004 to 2010. When he arrived he was 20 years old.

Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Zack Greinke makes history with the Kansas City Royals, after breaking a record from 24 years ago