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Greinke Leads Royals to 4-2 Victory Over Cardinals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Zack Greinke went eight-plus innings and Scott Podsednik ignited a three-run third inning, leading the Kansas City Royals past the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Friday night before a loud, energetic sellout crowd.

Greinke went into the ninth looking for the franchise's first consecutive shutouts in almost 18 years. But Felipe Lopez's sacrifice fly off Joakim Soria drove in Ryan Ludwick, who had reached on catcher's interference leading off the inning. David Freese added an RBI single.

Greinke (3-8), twice pitched out of late-inning jams and gave up seven hits and two runs, one earned. He walked two and struck out six. Soria picked up his 18th save in 20 opportunities.

The Royals snapped the Cardinals' five-game winning streak in Kauffman Stadium.

Additionaly, the St. Louis Cardinals recalled right-hander Adam Ottavino from Triple-A Memphis on Friday and optioned RHP Fernando Salas to Memphis.

Ottavino made three starts for St. Louis and was 0-2 with a 7.53 ERA. He was 5-3 with a 3.97 ERA in nine starts for Memphis.

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