Zack Greinke has plans for Friday night.

That's when the right-hander will make his third start in as many games for the Milwaukee Brewers, when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park coming out of the all-star break.

In doing so, he becomes the first pitcher to start three straight games in a season since Red Faber did so for the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 3-4, 1917.

Sam McDowell started three straight times for the Cleveland Indians more recently, but those games bridged the end of the 1965 season and the start of the 1966 season.

"It's going to be great. I'm going to celebrate after the game," Greinke said with a wry smile after the Brewers' 5-3, 10-inning win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.