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Sunday’s day in the majors

Greinke flashes dominating stuffThe Milwaukee Brewers gave Zack Greinke something he often went without during his time in Kansas City: run support. The attack bordered on overkill the way Greinke was pitching, but all that mattered afterward was the feeling of playing better baseball. “I think this series was really big,” said Greinke, who allowed only two hits and one run in seven innings while striking out 10 in the Brewers’ 8-1 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday. “It’s good to hopefully finish strong going into the playoffs. It was a real nice series.” The victory lowered the Brewers’ magic number for clinching their first NL Central crown to four. Giants hot at right timeThe San Francisco Giants headed home with their playoff hopes still alive. A six-homer barrage for the Giants gave them a 12-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies for their eighth straight win. San Francisco closed within four games of Atlanta, the NL wild-card leader. Pablo Sandoval hit two homers, and pitcher Matt Cain, Mike Fontenot, Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford also homered for the Giants, who remained five games back of Arizona in the NL West. The defending World Series champion Giants have nine games left, including three against the Diamondbacks. Around the horn•Left-hander Dontrelle Willis of the Cincinnati Reds was scratched from his start against Milwaukee because of back spasms. Lefty Matt Maloney was moved up in the rotation and took Willis’ spot on Sunday.•Pitcher David Price took a line drive off his chest from former Royal Mike Aviles, but he stuck around and pitched four solid innings as Tampa Bay beat Boston 8-5.Price went to Massachusetts General Hospital for tests, which were negative.

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