ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Zack Greinke did not allow a run for his third straight start this season, pitching a seven-hitter for his first career shutout as the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 2-0 Saturday night.

Greinke (3-0) prevailed in a matchup of aces who started the day with the two lowest ERAs in the AL – Greinke at 0.00 and Texas’ Kevin Millwood at 0.64.

Greinke has thrown 34 consecutive scoreless innings, including 20 over his three outings this year.

He struck out a season-high 10 and didn’t issue a walk while getting his fourth career complete game in 106 starts.

Billy Butler had an RBI double in the sixth and Miguel Olivo hit a solo homer in the seventh for the Royals.

AP-ES-04-18-09 2244EDT


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