Castro went 2-for-3 with two home runs, five RBI and three runs scored Friday night against the Phillies. Castro didn't draw the start Friday, but he entered the matchup as a pinch hitter and then stayed in to play third base. He drove in a run during the fifth inning and then launched a two-run blast in the sixth followed by another two-run homer in the eighth, extending Miami's lead to nine. The 29-year-old is slashing .264/.287/.394 with 13 home runs and 65 RBI over 127 games this year.
Castro is not in Friday's lineup against the Phillies, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Castro is hitting .325 with three home runs in 20 games this month. Neil Walker will start at third base while hitting second.
Castro went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI on Thursday against the Braves. Castro accounted for the entirety of the Marlins' offensive production Thursday, clubbing a two-run double in the seventh inning. While his five-game hitting streak was snapped Wednesday, Castro got back on track by recording his fourth multi-hit effort in his past 10 starts. Still, his .262/.285/.380 line across 526 plate appearances leaves plenty to be desired.
Castro went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored Thursday against the Dodgers. Castro didn't record an extra-base hit, instead relying on timely hits in the big performance. He delivered two separate run-scoring singles as well a sacrifice fly to account for his RBI production. Though Castro has largely provided an empty .261/.285/.380 line this season, he is in the midst of a productive stretch, driving in 11 runs across his last seven contests.
Castro went 4-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in Sunday's loss to Atlanta. The infielder has produced multi-hit efforts in four of his last five games, and over his last 20 contests Castro is slashing .338/.358/.532 with three homers, 11 runs and 13 RBI. With Isan Diaz now installed at second base, Castro will get a chance to prove he can handle the hot corner down the stretch -- position flexibility that would make it a little easier for him to find a new home over the winter, assuming the Marlins decline to pick up his $16 million option for 2020.
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