There were a lot of familiar faces at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City Tuesday night as the Milwaukee Brewers opened a road trip against the Royals. Zack Greinke got the start against the team he won the Cy Young Award with in 2009. Kansas City is managed by former Brewer skipper Ned Yost. The Royals were 2-1 winners but it wasn't Greinke's fault. He did give up a leadoff home run to Alex Gordon in the first but settled down to pitch seven innings with eight strikeouts. Royals starter Luis Mendoza was even better, kepping the Crew without a hit for the first six innings. Milwaukee was able to draw even with a Rickie Weeks RBI single in the 7th. In the bottom of the 8th, Gordon doubled off Francisco Rodriguez, was sacrified to third and came home on Billy Butler's RBI single. Jonathan Braxton had runners on the corner with one out in the 9th but got out of the jam to record his 15th save. Rodriguez took the loss to drop to 0-4 on the season. The Brewers managed only five hits in the contest and left seven runners stranded. Milwaukee (28-33) will send Randy Wolf to the mound in game 2 of the series Wednesday night.
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