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Starlin Castro forces three errors in loss against Cincinnati Reds

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SHARE Starlin Castro forces three errors in loss against Cincinnati Reds

In a game Cubs infielder Starlin Castro will try to forget, he had a season-high three errors against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday.

It all started in the top of the fourth inning when the Reds had two outs and Joey Votto on first. Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips lined out to Castro, and the Cubs infielder tried to double-up Votto but threw it by first baseman Anthony Rizzo.

Votto would eventually score on a Ivan De Jesus single and tied the game at one.

The last two errors both occurred during a six-run ninth inning for the Reds.

With two outs in the ninth, the Reds led by two with two men on. Reds shortstop Eugenio Suarez hit a ground ball to Castro, and the Cubs second baseman couldn’t make the play, allowing Cincinnati to extend their lead.

Two batters later, Reds reliever Aldoris Chapman hit a ground ball to Addison Russell who threw it to second for the force out, but Castro couldn’t make the routine catch. And the Reds scored another run.


If Castro makes the first play, the Cubs go into the bottom of the ninth down by two. Instead, the Cubs gave up six runs in the ninth and lost to their division rivals 13-5.

In addition to his three errors, Castro was 1-4 with two strikeouts and a run-scored.

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