Castillo hits in 33rd game to tie 80-year-old record

Thursday, June 20, 2002

MIAMI -- Luis Castillo tied Rogers Hornsby's 80-year-old record for the longest hitting streak by a second baseman, going 2-for-4 to make it 33 games as the Florida Marlins beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 Wednesday night.

Castillo was 0-for-2 before beating out a dribbler to the pitcher in the sixth inning, then scored the tying run on Cliff Floyd's single. Castillo also had an RBI single in the seventh.

Athletics 3, Pirates 2

PITTSBURGH -- John Mabry's single in the 10th inning drove in Oakland's first run since Miguel Tejada's two-run homer in the first, and the Athletics' record in interleague play reached 10-1.

Mets 4, Twins 2

NEW YORK -- Al Leiter pitched into the eighth inning and surprisingly had two hits for the Mets.

Expos 6, Royals 3

MONTREAL -- Tomo Ohka won his fourth straight decision as the Expos tied a season-high with their sixth straight victory.

Rangers 7, Cubs 4

CHICAGO -- Cubs reliever Jeff Fassero threw a wild pitch with the bases loaded to let in the go-ahead run for Texas, which won for the first time in extra innings.

Braves 4, Tigers 1

ATLANTA -- Kevin Millwood pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning for the Braves.

Mariners 2, Reds 0

CINCINNATI -- Bret Boone homered and made a great defensive play, and Seattle's Freddy Garcia won his sixth straight start.

Brewers 8, Astros 1

MILWAUKEE -- Glendon Rusch stranded eight runners over six shutout innings and the Brewers beat the Astros for the third straight time.

Noteworthy

  • BRAVES: The daughter of second baseman Marcus Giles, born prematurely at 26 weeks and weighing only 1 pound, died Wednesday. Lundyn Mae Giles was delivered June 3 by Caesarean section at Atlanta's Northside Hospital. She had been in the neonatal intensive care section of Northside Hospital.

    --From wire reports

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