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Zack Greinke pitched somewhat better, but a bad first inning still saw his record sink to 0-2 on the season.

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Zack Greinke had a shaky first inning, allowing three runs as the Cubs roared out of the gate. He did settle down after that, including a third inning where he struck out the side around a double by former D-back Miguel Montero. Greinke got through six innings, throwing exactly 100 pitches, and was charged with four runs on seven hits and three walks, with eight strikeouts. Perhaps the most interesting aspect thereafter, was seeing Rubby De La Rosa come in to pitch the eighth inning in relief. This was his day to work on the side, so this may or may not indicate a permanent move to the bullpen.

The offense didn't manage to do much, though were no helped by a strike zone which could be kindly described as inconsistent. A wild pitch brought Chris Owings home to score out first run in the fourth innings, and Jake Lamb reduced the deficit to 4-2 with an RBI double in the seventh. But the Diamondbacks managed only four hits and a walk, two of the hits coming off the bat of Brandon Drury. Turambar will be along shortly, with the first beer-cap of the 2016 season.