Zack Greinke played his first full game since 2017, Carlos Correa backed him up with a pair of home runs and the Houston Astros beat the Toronto Blue Jays 13-1 on Friday night.
Puerto Rican Martin Maldonado hit the Grand Slam for a total of five RBIs, while Cuban Aledmys Díaz also hit home runs for Houston, who condemned
Blue Jays for their first loss in three games at their temporary home in Buffalo.
Grinke (6-2) allowed six hits, one walk and hit three times, in 102 passes.
This was his first full game since he worked eight rounds on April 19, 2017, in a 1–0 loss, at Arizona Stadium in San Diego.
The previous full nine-game match for the 37-year-old right-hander came on June 7, 2016, also in the Arizona jersey but up against Tampa Bay.
Greinke has 214 career victories. Beating Mark Burley and Rick Ruschel for 91st in history, the Astros took their fifth win in six games.
The loss went to Hyun Jin Ryo (5-3), as for the Astros, Venezuelan Jose Altov 3-2 won one round and two RBI. Korea Puerto Ricans 5-2 with two runs and scored four RBIs, Maldonado 5-2 with two runs and scored five RBIs. Cuban Diaz 6-3 with two runs and one RBI record, Yuli Gurriel 4-2 with one goal, Yordan lvarez 4-1 with one goal and one RBI. Dominican Rubil Garcia 1-0.
For the Blue Jays, Dominican Vladimir Guerrero Jr 3-0, Santiago Espinal 1-0, Tuscar Hernandez 3-2. Cuban Lourdes Gouriel Jr 3-0.