Why Zack Greinke isn’t worried about allowing two home runs in a Single-A game.

Zack Greinke mugGLENDALE, Ariz. — Zack Greinke had his share of ups and downs Wednesday.

That was the point, really. Greinke needed to stretch his arm up to regular-season standards and he did, throwing 85 pitches over seven innings of a Single-A intrasquad game. The right-hander allowed five hits, including two home runs, walked none and struck out nine.

The downs: The two home runs, hit by Spencer Navin and local product Ivan Vela.

The ups?

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Dodgers spring training 2015: Wednesday’s lineup at Kansas City.

Bobble wrap. #Dodgers #springtraining #Lasorda

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Clayton Kershaw, Yordano Ventura and … Whit Merrifield?

Some interesting lineup cards today as the Dodgers and Royals meet in the Cactus League finale for both teams. To the victor goes second place in the Cactus League standings. To the loser, third place.

Really, everyone wins. We all get to go home once the game is over.

Zack Greinke is starting a minor-league game at Camelback Ranch that begins at 10 a.m.

Here are the lineups for the 12 p.m. game at Surprise Stadium:

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