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SF@MIL: Wolf pitches seven frames of three-run ball

There were six moving parts in the December 2010 trade that sent ace Zack Greinke to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Greinke -- who pitched Tuesday against Kansas City, the organization with which he spent the first seven years of his career -- was easily the biggest name in the blockbuster deal, but he's not the only ballplayer performing in this series.

Shortstop Alcides Escobar has hit .288 this season in a Royals uniform, and went 1-for-3 on Tuesday.

Outfielder Yuniesky Betancourt was dealt to the Brewers as part of the trade. He spent a year with them before re-signing in Kansas City, and did not play Tuesday.

And there's Lorenzo Cain, an outfielder currently on the 15-day DL with a strained left hip flexor. He's not happy about missing the chance to play against Milwaukee, which drafted him in 2004.

"Getting a chance to face your old team, that's an exciting moment, a great time," Cain said. "You want to, obviously, do the best you can, show them what you still have and what you had when you were over there.

"I'm definitely going to miss this game, but I'll be rooting my teammates on. Hopefully, one day I get a chance to face my old Milwaukee team."

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is aware of the talent the Royals have in the dugout, despite their 24-34 record.

"They've got some good young players," Roenicke said. "In Spring Training, they crushed the ball. That's what I think. They've got players that can really swing the bat."

Brewers: Wolf looking for third win
Randy Wolf, a veteran left-hander, will start for Milwaukee on Wednesday. Jeff Francoeur is the only Royal to have significant success against him, hitting .286 in 14 at-bats.

Royals: Sanchez to make first start since May 7

Jonathan Sanchez will start just his seventh game of 2012 Wednesday against the Brewers. Kansas City announced after Tuesday's 2-1 win that Sanchez is being recalled from Triple-A Omaha, where he was rehabbing from biceps tendinitis.

Worth Noting
•Royals outfielder Alex Gordon hit a home run off Greinke in the first inning of Tuesday's game. He now has five this season.

•Milwaukee's Ryan Braun has 15 home runs this year, good enough for ninth in the NL. Comments