Dodgers’ Greinke waits with wife for birth of baby

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NEW YORK — Zack Greinke’s shutout streak is on hold while the Los An­ge­les Dodgers ace and his wife await the birth of their first child. Greinke has pitched 43 2-3 score­less in­nings, and was set to start Fri­day night against the New York Mets at Citi Field. He is ap­proach­ing the big league record of 59 straight score­less in­nings by Orel Her­shiser in 1988 for the Dodgers. Dodgers man­ager Don Mat­tingly said be­fore Thurs­day night’s game against the Mets that Greinke had re­turned to Los An­ge­les early in the morn­ing to join wife Emily. Mat­tingly re­ceived a call in his ho­tel room at 5 a.m. from Greinke, who caught a flight a cou­ple of hours later. “To get back to pitch to­mor­row would be, I’d say un­re­al­is­tic, but we do feel like there’s a good chance he’d pitch this week­end,” Mat­tingly said. Mat­tingly said it was un­clear who would take Greinke’s start on Fri­day. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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