Game of the day: Brewers at Braves, 7:40 p.m. Zack Greinke takes the mound for the first time for the Brewers in the second game of a doubleheader. Greinke, the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner with the Royals, was acquired by Milwaukee in December in a six-player deal, but he cracked a rib playing pickup basketball during spring training. Greinke went 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA in three rehab starts with Brevard County and Nashville. He pitched 10.2 innnings, giving up 11 hits and striking out 13. Tim Hudson (3-2, 3.48) starts for the Braves.
Other games to watch
Indians at A’s, 10:05 p.m. A pair of unbeaten starters square off as Josh Tomlin (4-0, 2.45) starts for Cleveland and Trevor Cahill (4-0, 1.88) starts for Oakland. Cahill has not missed a step after going 18-8 with a 2.97 ERA in 2010, his second major league season. He has allowed more than one run once in six starts.
Yankees at Tigers, 7:05 p.m. Freddy Garcia is off to a strong start with the Yankees, posting a 2.00 ERA in four starts. He’s beaten the Tigers more than any other team, going 18-7 against them in his career. Max Scherzer (4-0, 3.82) starts for Detroit.
Games you should have seen
Twins 1, White Sox 0: Francisco Liriano, who entered the game with a 1-4 record and a 9.13 ERA, picked up the first complete game, first shutout and first no-hitter of his career in one game. He threw a career-high 123 pitches while walking six. “To be honest I was running out of gas,” he said. “I just thank my teammates that they made some great plays behind me tonight.”
Rays 3, Blue Jays 2: B.J. Upton hit a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. After Ben Zobrist singled to start the ninth off Jon Rauch, Upton hit an 0-1 pitch into the left field seats for the victory. Tampa Bay has won seven of nine.
Stat you should know
29: Andre Ethier’s hitting streak. Ethier’s streak is the longest by a Dodger since Willie Davis’ franchise-record 31-game stretch in 1969. A hit in his next game would make Ethier the 44th major leaguer in the modern era (since 1900) with a streak of at least 30.