Greinke to start again for Brewers

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Associated Press

Posted on July 8, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 8 at 2:02 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — Milwaukee pitcher Zack Greinke is going to get another start before the All-Star break.

Greinke tossed just four pitches Saturday before he was ejected after spiking the ball following a close play at first base during a 6-3 loss at Houston. So the Brewers decided to give him the ball again on Sunday.

Greinke will become the first pitcher in the majors to start consecutive games since C.J. Wilson of the Angels on May 11-12.

The last Brewer to start consecutive games was CC Sabathia, who started the game before and after the All-Star break in 2008.

Greinke also is scheduled to start Milwaukee's first game after the break on Friday. That would make him the first pitcher to start three straight games in one season since Red Faber for the Chicago White Sox in 1917, according to stats provided by the Brewers from the Elias Sports Bureau.

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