"That was a lucky streak," Greinke said. "I've had at least six balls, probably more than that, that could have gone out and just got lucky that they didn't. I mean, I'm not a guy that doesn't give up home runs. So that was just pure luck that it happened to me."
Until Overbay's homer put the Blue Jays into a 2-0 lead, Greinke was the only Major League pitcher with 30 or more innings pitched this season not to allow a home run.
According to STATS Inc., it was the longest streak without allowing a home run since the Marlins' Kevin Brown went 118 innings from Aug. 24, 1996, to May 20, 1997.
The Royals' record is held by Mark Gubicza at 134 1/3 innings -- including 15 consecutive starts -- from Sept. 21, 1988, to June 7, 1989. Greinke's string included 15 consecutive homerless starts.
Greinke said he made a bad pitch to Overbay on the home run and had a sense of having been there, done that before.
"I've given up two home runs to him at least, I think just two," Greinke said. "They were both of them in the same spot, a bad pitch. I mean, it's down the middle, about as easy a pitch for him to hit. It's bound to happen, it would have been nice not today."
"He just missed his spot," Overbay said. "On the home run, he just made a mistake. He wanted to go down and away. He makes that pitch -- that's what makes him so good, he doesn't make mistakes. And when he does make mistakes, you usually foul them off, so I was just fortunate enough to put good wood on it."
Greinke said the pitch to Lind was where he intended it, but it just turned out to be a bad idea.
"It was exactly what I tried to do," Greinke said. "Obviously it wasn't a good idea. [Catcher Miguel] Olivo called a slider down and in. I said, 'No, I'm throwing a fastball away,' and got it stomach high and thought there was no way he was going to hit it. He crushed it.
"A bad thought process, I guess. It works on a lot of lefties. I think it worked on Overbay. But maybe not on Lind, he hits that pitch. Stupid pitch."