Video: Starlin Castro Wins Game With RBI Single

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Almost five and a half hours after the first pitch, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro hit a RBI single up the middle to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory against the Cincinnati Reds late Saturday night. This hit provided a merciful end to a game that featured a rain delay that lasted almost three hours.

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Cubs third basemen Kris Bryant led off the bottom of the ninth with a double in which he showcased his speed and athleticism by hustling around first base and beating out a close play at second to put himself in scoring position. Reds pitcher Tony Cingrani hit the next batter (Miguel Montero) to put runners on first and second with no outs in the inning. In the next at-bat, Castro sent a fastball on the outside part of the plate sailing for the game-winning single.

According to the Chicago Cubs official twitter account, Saturday night marked the second occasion in which Castro has delivered a game-winning RBI. The first occasion occurred on April 18 against the San Diego Padres.

A rain delay that lasted almost three hours didn’t deter the Chicago Cubs from collecting a victory to improve their record to 33-27. Wrigley Field personnel made the most of the long delay by showing live action of the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Final Game on their new video board.

The Chicago Cubs look to win their four game series against the Cincinnati Reds tomorrow night in a prime time match-up at 7:00 P.M. on ESPN. Cubs ace Jon Lester (4.25) looks to improve his record to .500 tomorrow when he faces off against Red’s starter Anthony DeSclafani (3.53).

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