Royals' Greinke Gets OK To Start Tuesday

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CHICAGO (AP) - Kansas City Royals ace Zack Greinke, hit in his throwing arm by a line drive during his previous start, played catch Saturday and should be able to make his scheduled start Tuesday against Boston.

"As long as there are no setbacks, it will be Zack on his regular day," manager Trey Hillman said. "He felt fine. There's a little bit of swelling in his forearm. It's continuing to go south. We hope that's dissipated in the next 72 hours before Tuesday."

Greinke, 14-8 this season with a major league-leading ERA of 2.14, was struck by a line drive off the bat of Detroit Miguel Cabrera on Thursday. After being hit in the fourth inning, he stayed in the game and pitched one more inning. He's scheduled to throw a short side session Sunday.