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Zack Greinke, the Astros’ World Series Game 7 starter, wishes contest was in D.C.

The seventh game of the World Series on Wednesday will have a bit of a Missouri flavor.

Former Mizzou ace Max Scherzer will get the start for the Nationals, while the Astros will counter with Zack Greinke, the former Royals star. Another ex-Royals player is Houston’s manager: A.J. Hinch.

Greinke, who pitched seven seasons for the Royals, talked with reporters on Tuesday night and said, “I’m a little excited about it at the moment, but we’ll see. I wish it was in the National League park.”

Reporters asked, “So you can hit?”

Greinke grinned and responded: “Yeah.”

Can you blame him? Greinke was the Astros’ starter with four doubles, a triple and three home runs for the Diamondbacks and Astros. His on-base-plus-slugging percentage was .888.

Here is the interview with Greinke:

Greinke was the Astros’ starter in Game 3 of the World Series.

From covering the World Series to the World Cup, Pete has done a little bit of everything since joining The Star in 1997. He writes about baseball and has a quirky blog that augments The Star’s coverage of area teams.