PHOENIX -- The red-hot White Sox ran into Zack Greinke on Monday night. He cooled them off in a hurry. Greinke struck out 12 hitters and Daniel Descalso blasted a three-run home run off Miguel Gonzalez as the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the White Sox to a 5-1 loss in front of 18,333 at Chase Field. The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the White Sox, who had scored 24 runs in their final two games against the Seattle Mariners. “(Greinke) keeps the ball down out of the zone a lot,” manager Rick Renteria said. “It’s kind of enticing. He keeps the ball in the hitter’s area and it ends up falling out. It’s one of those things that you’ve got to try to get him up. Our approach was to try to make
A look at what's happening all around the majors today: HE'S BACK All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano is expected to come off the disabled list when Seattle begins an interleague series at NL East-leading Washington. Cano has been sidelined with a strained quadriceps. The Mariners, last in the AL West, have dropped three straight and seven of 10. HOME SWEET HOME? It will be interesting to see how Matt Harvey is received by Mets fans when the embattled pitcher makes his first start at Citi Field since serving a three-day suspension for skipping a game following a late night on the town. Harvey (2-3, 5.56 ERA) apologized and went 0-1 in two starts on the team's most recent road trip. He is 0-3
Central Coast Mariners have announced the signing of Dutch midfielder Tom Hiariej for the next two A-League seasons. The 28-year-old joins from Eredivisie club Groningen, where new Socceroos winger Ajdin Hrustic and fellow Australian Jason Davidson have played this season. Hiariej will be third Dutchman to play for the Mariners, following in the footsteps of A-League championship winner Patrick Zwaanswijk and another defender Marcel Siep.