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Greinke loses no-no in the 8th

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke took a no-hitter into the eighth inning on Thursday night before losing it on a Gregory Polanco homer to lead off the inning.

The lost no-no leaves us in a drought of more than a year dating back to April 21, 2016, when the Chicago Cubs’ Jake Arrieta no-hit the Cincinnati Reds.

Greinke had been facing the minimum, walking one and striking out 11 before Polanco went yard. The only runner to reach base before the homer, Jordy Mercer, was thrown out stealing in the third inning.

Greinke finished out the eighth and handed the ball to Fernando Rodney, who completed the one-hit 2-1 victory.