Zack Greinke’s no-hit bid ends on Gregory Polanco leadoff homer in eighth
Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke threw seven hitless innings before allowing a leadoff home run to Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco in the eighth.
The homer cut Arizona’s lead to 2–1.
In the first seven innings, Greinke struck out 11 batters and walked just one, throwing 90 pitches in the process.
Greinke, 33, has never thrown a no-hitter in his 14-year MLB career. He has 16 complete games to his name, most recently an eight-inning complete game in a 2–1 loss to the Padres on April 19. He has five career complete game shutouts, with the most recent one coming on June 7 of last year against the Rays.
The most recent no-hitter by an Arizona pitcher was Edwin Jackson’s on June 25, 2010. The last time the Pirates were no-hit was by Max Scherzer on June 20, 2015.