Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke's scoreless innings streak ended at 45 2/3 during Sunday's game against the New York Mets.
The Mets scored in the third inning after pitcher Jacob deGrom drove in Kirk Nieuwenhuis on a fielder's choice. Greinke began the inning by hitting Nieuwenhuis, who advanced to third base after Dodgers centerfielder Joc Pederson bobbled Kevin Plawecki's single. deGrom then chopped an 0-2 pitch to first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, whose throw couldn't beat Nieuwenhuis.
The Mets went on to win the game 3-2 in extra innings on a walk-off single from newly acquired infielder Juan Uribe despite a solid effort from Greinke. In seven innings, he allowed four hits, two runs and three walks, striking out three.
Greinke's streak was the third longest in Dodgers history and is the fourth longest in modern baseball history. Boasting a 9-2 record, he led baseball with a 1.30 ERA entering Sunday.
Orel Hershiser holds the all-time record with 59 consecutive scoreless frames.
- Jeremy Woo