Castro went 1-for-4 with one RBI and a couple of strikeouts in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays. The run-scoring single proved to be the difference, as the Yankees went on to win 2-1. For much of the season, Castro was on pace to set new career bests in home runs and RBI, but he was ultimately slowed down after missing a month with a hamstring injury following the All-Star break. Still, with one game to go in the season, the second baseman carries a .301/.339/.455 slash line that would all rate as his highest totals since 2011.
Castro is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Royals. Castro will be sitting out for maintenance purposes with the Yankees playing their second consecutive day game. Ronald Torreyes checks in for Castro at the keystone and will bat ninth.
Castro is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Orioles. Castro heads to the bench after starting the past seven games, including a 2-for-5 day at the plate during Wednesday's victory. Outside of that contest, Castro had accumulated just two hits since Sept. 5. In his place, Ronald Torreyes gets the start at the keystone, while batting eighth in the order.
Castro went 1-for-5 with a solo home run during Thursday's win over Baltimore. Castro is now 17-for-48 (.354 batting average) with two homers, 10 RBI and eight runs through 12 games since returning from the disabled list on Aug. 25. He's locked into the heart of the Yankee lineup and appears set to make up for lost time over the final weeks of the season.
Castro (teeth) will start at second base and bat cleanup Sunday against the Red Sox. Castro was unavailable Saturday after undergoing an emergency root canal, but it didn't take long for him to recover from the dental procedure. He'll return to his usual spot in the heart of the batting order and should be on tap for a full slate of starts entering the upcoming week.
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