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LOS ANGELES -- Zack Greinke heard it from the fans first. Cheap Jerseys From China . Boos rang out in his initial at-bat against his old team. Then the Dodgers let him have it, blasting their former ace for a career-worst five home runs in his first road start against them.The crowd of 41,820 reacted loudly again when Greinke walked off with his head down after getting yanked in Arizonas 10-2 loss Monday night.I feel I should be getting outs better than I am, he said. I am not consistent right now, a couple of bad outings.Greinke (12-5) imploded in his return to Dodger Stadium for the first time since spurning the team as a free agent last December.He signed a $206.5 million, six-year deal in the desert after winning 51 games and compiling a 2.30 ERA from 2013-15 as part of a 1-2 punch with ace Clayton Kershaw in Los Angeles.Greinke gave up eight runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings and struck out six. Four of the five homers came in the fifth inning. He hadnt allowed a homer in his last three starts.I dont know what it is at the moment, he said. But I am going to try to find out what is going wrong and try and do better.Arizona slugger Paul Goldschmidt chalked up Greinkes poor outing to one of those nights.Zack is a good pitcher and we have confidence in him, he said. I have got to give those guys some credit, they are really good and took some really good swings.Last season, Greinke led the majors with a 1.66 ERA, won a career-high 19 games and was an NL All-Star while helping the Dodgers win a third straight division title. Now, they are in pursuit of a fourth, while the D-backs have failed to contend this season and are mired in next-to-last place.Usually he is able to get out of those innings and stop the bleeding but he just wasnt able to do it, Arizona manager Chip Hale said. The location wasnt there and they did a good job of exploiting it.Jake Lambs RBI single and Chris Owings RBI double accounted for Arizonas runs.Kenta Maeda (14-8) allowed one run and three hits in 6 1/3 innings, struck out eight and walked one to tie Kazuhisa Ishii and Hyun-Jin Ryu for the second-most wins by a Los Angeles rookie, trailing only Rick Sutcliffes 17 in 1979.The Dodgers increased their lead in the NL West to a season-high four games over San Francisco, which lost 6-0 at Colorado. They have won four of five.Adrian Gonzalez broke open a scoreless game with a two-run shot in the fourth, a preview of what was to come.After Howie Kendrick grounded out to open the fifth, Greinke gave up five consecutive hits. Joc Pederson hit a solo shot, his sixth homer in as many games against Arizona.Two hitters later, Corey Seager slammed a three-run homer into the pavilion in left field. Justin Turner followed with a solo shot in nearly the same location as fans directed a derogatory chant at Greinke.With two outs, Yasmani Grandal homered to right field, making it 8-0.GREINKE AT THE RAVINEUntil Monday, Greinke had been dominant at Chavez Ravine, winning his previous eight starts and compiling a 1.09 ERA dating to July 4, 2015. He was one of five pitchers to win eight-plus consecutive starts there, the longest active streak in the majors at a single ballpark. The right-hander had limited the opposition to two or fewer earned runs in 14 straight starts at the stadium. Greinke had beaten the Dodgers once this season, 3-2 on June 13 at Arizona.TRAINERS ROOMD-backs: LHP Andrew Chafin (shoulder, groin) will be activated Tuesday after pitching a scoreless inning last weekend for Triple-A Reno.Dodgers: RHP Brandon McCarthy (right hip stiffness) was to make his first rehab start Monday for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. He last pitched on Aug. 13. ... LHP Scott Kazmir (neck inflammation) will make a rehab start Wednesday for Triple-A Oklahoma City. ... LHP Alex Wood (posterior elbow impingement) will throw a bullpen session in a few days, followed by a simulated game. ... RHP Pedro Baez will rejoin the team on Tuesday now that Double-A Tulsas season has ended.UP NEXTD-backs: RHP Shelby Miller (2-10, 6.81 ERA) makes his second start in the majors since July 6. He allowed two runs in six innings of a loss at San Francisco on Aug. 31. He last faced the Dodgers on July 20, 2014, when he tossed a scoreless inning of relief as a member of the Cardinals.Dodgers: Ross Stripling (3-6, 4.15) is 2-4 with a 4.84 ERA in nine games (seven starts) at home. The right-hander has struck out 30 and walked 13. He has a 3.72 ERA in two games (one start) against Arizona this season, limiting the opposition to a .229 average. Authentic Soccer Jerseys . Its an influence in football and a big part of the game. Discount Soccer Jerseys . First off, the fans ripped the Cubbies introduction of a fuzzy new kid-friendly mascot named "Clark". http://www.cheapsoccerjerseysshop.com/ . -- Anaheim Ducks defenceman Luca Sbisa will be out at least six weeks with a torn tendon in his right hand. Mickey Arthur, Pakistans coach, admitted it was very frustrating to see Mohammad Irfan only able to deliver five overs at Headingley before leaving the field with what was said to be cramp despite having been training as a standby player.Irfan had been drafted into the squad after Mohammad Hafeez was ruled out of the series and was one of four changes Pakistan made after conceding the world record total of 444 for 3 at Trent Bridge.He delivered Pakistans fieriest spell of the one-day series to remove Jason Roy and Alex Hales, setting back Englands chase of 248, and nearly claimed Eoin Morgan as well during a hostile over in the ninth. That battle with Morgan ended his first spell when he was then withdrawn from the attack after five overs. He continued fielding for a period which included holding a catch at fine leg to remove Joe Root, then disappeared to the dressing room.He eventually prepared to bowl again for the 42nd over but only managed one delivery, a vast wide off the pitch outside off, before trudging off again with Arthur clearly unimpressed as he watched from the sidelines.Leading into his comeback match, Irfan had bowled just four competitive overs - in a domestic T20 for Islamabad against Lahore on August 26 - although Arthur did reference two 50-over games as part of his period with the National Cricket Academy (NCA).Its very frustrating, Arthur said. There were checks and balances in place. He was put on standby when we selected our one-day squad, he went to the NCA and did his training. He played two 50-over games and 20-over game and was resident at the NCA for a period of a week and a half.Arthur conceded Im finding my way with the one-day team - which was already in a far greater degree of flux than the Test side when he came in as coach - but insisted he has a full say in selection alongside the chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq.I want to give guys opportunities and then well know by the end of the tour who we can and cant take forward. Irfan was a player of interest and I wanted to have a look at him go. Wholesale Soccer Jerseys. Inzi and myself have developed a really good relationship. We speak a hell of a lot. I spent probably 40 minutes on the phone to him yesterday just discussing where we were and possible names who could come in in positions Ive identified. What I am finding out is who can do a job and who cant.Arthur, who before the match at Lords earlier in this series said that no ones position was safe in the side, and put his over-30s on particular notice, admitted it had been an eye-opening four matches against England.England are a phenomenal cricket team, power hitters all the way down, we havent been able to get quick starts and clear the ropes, he said. We just dont have the players to do that within our group of 15 at the moment. Those are things we need to address and bear in mind for the next series. It also gives me an opportunity to decide who we take forward and how we play our cricket. With every game that becomes clearer and clearer.One issue he remains adamant on, however, is that players must conform to the off-field standards expected. One particular name in focus continues to be Umar Akmal whose attitude has come in for previous criticism by Arthur. He is still sidelined from the national side, having not been included for the one-off T20 at Old Trafford, and Arthur was again cautious in his assessment of Akmal.They have to conform. You would like to think, and Ive never worked with Umar so its all hearsay for me, that hes learnt a lesson, Arthur said. I havent had any conversations with him yet. Hes a very good finisher. His form in the local T20 competition is very good so hes putting his hand up and hes going about his business in a fairly good way. But in terms of other off-field stuff, that will be decided at a later date and well never compromise. ' ' ' 
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