Greinke takes no-hitter into 7th, Diamondbacks beat Nats 5-0

WASHINGTON (AP) Zack Greinke doesn't think much about no-hitters.

He was in the minority Thursday night when he took a bid into the seventh inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks cruised to a 5-0 victory over the Washington Nationals.

Greinke (8-2) tossed 7 1/3 innings, leaving after a 63-minute rain delay. The right-hander struck out three without a walk.

''It wasn't meant to be,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''Either way you look at it. We were going to shut him down through that rain delay. But it was really fun to watch while it was going on.''

Alex Avila and Jarrod Dyson homered for Arizona, which has won seven of eight.

Greinke had faced the minimum when Trea Turner led off the seventh with a grounder between first and second. First baseman Christian Walker made a diving stop but was unable to get off a throw against the speedy Turner, who legged out an infield single.

''I thought it was going to be tough to get there in time anyway,'' Greinke said. ''Tough throw even if he did throw with how fast Turner is.''

Adam Eaton followed with a single but Anthony Rendon grounded into a double play and Juan Soto grounded out.

Greinke retired the first 10 Nationals before hitting Eaton in the foot with a pitch. Rendon followed with a liner back to Greinke, who doubled Eaton off first.

''He's locked in,'' Lovullo said of Greinke, who has 13 1/3 scoreless innings in his past two starts. ''This is my third year with him and when he gets on these rolls you just sit back and get out of the way.''

The 35-year-old ace has never thrown a no-hitter in the majors. He took one into the eighth inning against Pittsburgh in 2017 but lost it on Gregory Polanco's homer.

Greinke pitched a one-hit shutout in 2009 against Seattle.

''I don't really think about (no-hitters) that much. I just assume I'll never throw one,'' he said, later adding: ''Just probably be more hassle than anything.''

The last Diamondbacks pitcher to throw a no-hitter was Edwin Jackson on June 25, 2010, against Tampa Bay.

Greinke improved to 6-1 with a 1.27 ERA in nine career starts against the Nationals.

''Do you try to be aggressive off a guy who is doing exactly what he wants to, or do you try to be patient? I don't know,'' Turner said. ''I guess do the opposite of whatever we did today, because he was pretty good.''

Washington starter Erick Fedde (1-1) allowed five runs and six hits over six innings.

The Nationals, fourth in the NL East, began an 11-game homestand that includes series against the division-rival Phillies and Braves.

Avila's solo homer made it 3-0 in the second and Dyson hit a two-run shot off Fedde in the fourth.

STREAK ENDED

Rendon went 0 for 3, ending his on-base streak at 27 games.

GO EAST, YOUNG MEN

The Diamondbacks are 14-3 in games played in the Eastern time zone this season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: Avila strained his left calf and exited in the eighth inning. ''It will cost me some time,'' he said. ''Got to get an MRI and see how bad it is.'' . 1B-3B Jake Lamb (strained left quadriceps) was 1 for 4 with two runs Wednesday for Triple-A Reno. Lamb is 3 for 9 with two walks and three runs in the first three games of his rehabilitation assignment.

Nationals: Manager Dave Martinez said RHP Koda Glover (right forearm strain) has been shut down for six weeks after experiencing pain and receiving a PRP injection. ... 1B Ryan Zimmerman (plantar fasciitis) has begun running on a treadmill, one of his final hurdles before going on a rehab assignment. ... 1B Matt Adams (left oblique strain), who missed Tuesday's game, took batting practice before this one.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (5-3, 3.54) is 0-4 with a 6.26 ERA in five career starts against the Nationals.

Nationals: RHP Max Scherzer (4-5, 2.83) has a 0.67 ERA with 39 strikeouts, five walks, zero home runs allowed and a .198 opponents' batting average over his past four starts.

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  • W: Z. Greinke (8-2)L: E. Fedde (1-1)
  • HR: ARI - A. Avila (5), J. Dyson (5)
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E. Escobar 3B40110002.294.351.577.9282.0
C. Walker 1B40000013.248.325.466.791-0.5
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    A. Eaton RF30100011.275.359.396.7551.5
    A. Rendon 3B30000003.315.416.6451.0610.0
    J. Soto LF30000001.286.383.493.8760.0
    K. Suzuki C30000000.271.323.475.7980.0
    G. Parra 1B30000020.212.280.336.615-1.0
    B. Dozier 2B30000010.232.321.417.738-0.5
    V. Robles CF30000010.232.306.408.714-0.5
    E. Fedde P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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    • a-fouled out for Fedde in the 6th
    • b-flied out for Rosenthal in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Dyson (4), N. Ahmed (19)
    • HR - J. Dyson (5), A. Avila (5)
    • RBI - J. Dyson 2 (16), A. Jones (38), E. Escobar (56), A. Avila (11)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Dyson 2 (6)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Walker, N. Ahmed 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton, J. Soto
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Greinke-Walker; Ahmed-Marte-Walker)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Dozier-Turner-Parra; Turner-Parra)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Z. Greinke (W, 8-2)7.12000302.650.8830.5
    Y. Hirano0.20000104.941.440.5
    A. Bradley1.01000204.261.673.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Z. Greinke (W, 8-2)7.1
    Y. Hirano0.2
    A. Bradley1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    E. Fedde (L, 1-1)6.06553123.681.25-0.5
    M. Grace2.01000106.431.465.5
    T. Rosenthal1.000002021.603.404.0
    PITCHERSIP
    E. Fedde (L, 1-1)6.0
    M. Grace2.0
    T. Rosenthal1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - Z. Greinke
    • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 75-54, Y. Hirano 10-8, A. Bradley 13-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 6-11
    • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 23, Y. Hirano 2, A. Bradley 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - E. Fedde 81-49, M. Grace 20-12, T. Rosenthal 14-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Fedde 11-5, M. Grace 1-3
    • Batters Faced - E. Fedde 26, M. Grace 6, T. Rosenthal 3
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    D. Peralta LF30000110.294.349.511.8600.5
    A. Jones RF30110102.275.323.488.8113.0
    E. Escobar 3B40110002.294.351.577.9282.0
    C. Walker 1B40000013.248.325.466.791-0.5
    N. Ahmed SS41100012.267.321.404.7252.5
    A. Avila C31111001.220.410.508.9196.0
    C. Kelly C10000000.256.336.496.8320.0
    Z. Greinke P30100011.290.333.613.9460.5
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. Turner SS40200000.285.333.528.8622.0
      A. Eaton RF30100011.275.359.396.7551.5
      A. Rendon 3B30000003.315.416.6451.0610.0
      J. Soto LF30000001.286.383.493.8760.0
      K. Suzuki C30000000.271.323.475.7980.0
      G. Parra 1B30000020.212.280.336.615-1.0
      B. Dozier 2B30000010.232.321.417.738-0.5
      V. Robles CF30000010.232.306.408.714-0.5
      E. Fedde P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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      • a-fouled out for Fedde in the 6th
      • b-flied out for Rosenthal in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Dyson (4), N. Ahmed (19)
      • HR - J. Dyson (5), A. Avila (5)
      • RBI - J. Dyson 2 (16), A. Jones (38), E. Escobar (56), A. Avila (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Dyson 2 (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Walker, N. Ahmed 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton, J. Soto
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Greinke-Walker; Ahmed-Marte-Walker)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Dozier-Turner-Parra; Turner-Parra)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Z. Greinke (W, 8-2)7.12000302.650.8830.5
      Y. Hirano0.20000104.941.440.5
      A. Bradley1.01000204.261.673.0
      Total9.0300060---
      PITCHERSIP
      Z. Greinke (W, 8-2)7.1
      Y. Hirano0.2
      A. Bradley1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Fedde (L, 1-1)6.06553123.681.25-0.5
      M. Grace2.01000106.431.465.5
      T. Rosenthal1.000002021.603.404.0
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      PITCHERSIP
      E. Fedde (L, 1-1)6.0
      M. Grace2.0
      T. Rosenthal1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - Z. Greinke
      • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 75-54, Y. Hirano 10-8, A. Bradley 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 6-11
      • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 23, Y. Hirano 2, A. Bradley 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Fedde 81-49, M. Grace 20-12, T. Rosenthal 14-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Fedde 11-5, M. Grace 1-3
      • Batters Faced - E. Fedde 26, M. Grace 6, T. Rosenthal 3
      • 4TH INNING
        Dyson homered to right center, Ahmed scored50
      • 2ND INNING
        Avila homered to center30
      • 1ST INNING
        Escobar singled to left, Marte scored, Peralta to third20
        Jones grounded out to third, Dyson scored, Marte to third, Peralta to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Trevor Rosenthal relieved Matt Grace
        • C. Walker: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
        • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
        • C. Kelly: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Kelly flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Archie Bradley relieved Yoshihisa Hirano
        • V. Robles: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Robles struck out looking
        • Howie Kendrick hit for Trevor Rosenthal
        • H. Kendrick: Ball, Kendrick flied out to right
        • Tr. Turner: Turner singled to center
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Eaton struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • M. Grace Pitching:
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Jones flied out to deep right
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Escobar flied out to right
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • K. Suzuki: Ball, Ball, Foul, Suzuki grounded out to third
        • Yoshihisa Hirano relieved Zack Greinke
        • G. Parra: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dozier flied out to deep center
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Matt Grace pitching
        • Z. Greinke: Foul, Greinke singled to left
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dyson grounded into double play shortstop to first, Greinke out at second
        • K. Marte: Ball, Marte lined out to left
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner reached on an infield single to second
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Eaton singled to left, Turner to second
        • A. Rendon: Foul, Rendon grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Turner to third, Eaton out at second
        • J. Soto: Ball, Soto grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • E. Fedde Pitching:
        • C. Walker: Walker flied out to deep center
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Avila: Avila grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Foul, Ball, Dozier lined out to left
        • V. Robles: Strike looking, Robles grounded out to first
        • Michael Taylor hit for Erick Fedde
        • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor fouled out to first
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • E. Fedde Pitching:
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Peralta flied out to center
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Jones singled to left
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Escobar grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Jones out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • J. Soto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Soto lined out to left
        • K. Suzuki: Suzuki grounded out to pitcher
        • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Parra flied out to deep left
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • E. Fedde Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Foul, Strike swinging, Ahmed doubled to left
        • A. Avila: Ball, Avila grounded out to second, Ahmed to third
        • Z. Greinke: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Greinke grounded out to first
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson homered to right center, Ahmed scored
        • K. Marte: Strike looking, Marte grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • Tr. Turner: Turner flied out to right
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Eaton hit by pitch
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rendon lined into double play pitcher to first, Eaton out at first
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • E. Fedde Pitching:
        • D. Peralta: Peralta grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Jones walked
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar flied out to right
        • C. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Walker grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
        • V. Robles: Robles flied out to deep center
        • E. Fedde: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Fedde struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • E. Fedde Pitching:
        • A. Avila: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Avila homered to center
        • Z. Greinke: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Greinke struck out swinging
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson grounded out to first
        • K. Marte: Marte flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • J. Soto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Soto grounded out to second
        • K. Suzuki: Foul, Suzuki flied out to right
        • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Parra struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • E. Fedde Pitching:
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Dyson doubled to right
        • K. Marte: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Marte walked
        • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peralta walked, Dyson to third, Marte to second
        • A. Jones: Jones grounded out to third, Dyson scored, Marte to third, Peralta to second
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Escobar singled to left, Marte scored, Peralta to third
        • C. Walker: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Walker fouled out to catcher
        • N. Ahmed: Ahmed grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Turner flied out to right
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Eaton lined out to center
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rendon fouled out to second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)