Castillo solid, Puig homers to lead Reds over Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) Cincinnati starter Luis Castillo knew he had good stuff.

After giving up a leadoff home run and a single to the first two batters and walking four guys in the first three innings, he settled down and showed it.

Castillo pitched one-run ball over six innings, Yasiel Puig homered and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 Tuesday night following a rain delay of 1 hour, 20 minutes.

''The first three innings, I made a lot of pitches but after that I picked my tempo up. I picked everything up,'' Castillo said through a translator. ''I was able to go longer and deeper in the game and that's what I want.''

The loss snapped the Cardinals' four-game winning streak after sweeping the Chicago Cubs over the weekend.

Castillo (6-1) gave up two hits and struck out eight with 111 pitches. He dropped his ERA to 2.38 and hasn't taken a loss since April 3 - a 1-0 defeat to Milwaukee.

Castillo did not allow a hit after the first inning. He retired his final 12 batters following a walk in the third.

''I was very impressed with Castillo,'' Cincinnati manager David Bell said. ''He just kept getting better as the game went on. He was strong all the way until the end. He's back on track and he pitched as well as he's pitched all year.''

Raisel Iglesias pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 14 chances.

St. Louis struck out 14 times against four pitchers.

''That's over half the outs in the game,'' St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said. ''We don't find that to be acceptable. We don't want to put balls in play early in counts and hit weak ground balls. That's not the recipe either. That guy's got good stuff and they have a quality bullpen.''

St. Louis starter Genesis Cabrera (0-2) pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing four runs, three earned, with eight hits and two walks. It was the second start of Cabrera's career. He did not record a strikeout.

''I just wanted to get groundballs and quick outs,'' Cabrera said through a translator. ''I didn't focus on strikeouts. I wanted to go deeper into the game.''

Puig drove a one-out home run to center in the fifth, snapping a 0-for-13 skid with his 11th shot of the season.

''I wasn't looking for nothing,'' Puig said. ''I've been preparing every day and I try to do the best I can every time I go into the game. The ball went over the fence and I felt great.''

Puig had a little scare in the eighth when he ran into the wall in foul territory chasing a fly hit by Marcell Ozuna. After being checked, he remained in the game.

''I'm OK. I don't know about the wall,'' Puig said.

With two outs in the fifth, the Reds chased Cabrera with a single and an error by third baseman Matt Carpenter. Former starter Michael Wacha entered and gave up a run-scoring single to Jose Peraza for a 4-1 Cincinnati lead.

The Reds scored two runs on four hits in the fourth inning. Peraza doubled home Jose Iglesias and scored on a two-out double by Nick Senzel.

Carpenter hit his 24th leadoff homer in the first.

''After the home run, I was able to bounce back,'' Castillo said. ''I just kept making my pitches.''

St. Louis had runners on second and third with one out in the seventh but didn't score. Carpenter ended the inning when his groundball was deflected by reliever Amir Garrett for a close 1-6-4-3 double play.

DEFENSIVE GEMS

St. Louis second baseman Kolten Wong accounted for all three outs in the first inning. He snagged two line drives, then ran a long way and slid on the wet grass to catch Puig's fly in foul territory.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: Alex Blandino (right knee) began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville. He has missed the entire season. Blandino suffered a torn ACL last July. ... LHP Alex Wood (lower back) has yet to make his 2019 debut but is expected to throw off the mound soon. No timeline has been set for Wood.

Cardinals: RHP Alex Reyes (broken finger) has yet to be cleared to swing a bat. He is expected to make a start in the start in the next five or six days, according to Shildt. Reyes, who is at Triple-A Memphis, has thrown just three innings in the majors this season after starting the year in a bullpen role. He then was sent back to the minors. He broke his pinkie finger after punching a dugout wall after a poor outing with Memphis.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (2-3, 4.97) will be making his 12th start of the season. It will be his third this year against St. Louis. In his first start against the Cardinals on April 14 in Mexico, DeSclafani allowed four runs but did not figure in the decision. He earned the win in a 12-1 victory over St. Louis on April 26.

Cardinals: RHP Dakota Hudson (4-3, 3.94) has allowed just eight earned runs in his last four outings, all quality starts. Hudson has given up just one homer dating back to April 27.

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  • W: L. Castillo (6-1)L: G. Cabrera (0-2)S: R. Iglesias (12)
  • HR: CIN - Y. Puig (11), STL - M. Carpenter (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Iglesias SS31100100.299.337.428.7643.0
C. Casali C41100012.292.347.438.7851.5
K. Farmer 2B40100013.224.268.461.7290.5
J. Peraza LF31220100.213.275.335.6119.0
L. Castillo P30000007.077.077.077.1540.0
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a- T. Barnhart PH10000000.201.296.343.6390.0
D. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Garrett in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B31111112.225.337.402.7396.5
P. DeJong SS40100022.275.374.472.8460.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B30000111.271.359.449.8080.5
M. Ozuna LF30100111.250.326.528.8541.5
M. Wieters C40000024.302.326.558.884-1.0
D. Fowler RF40000023.247.374.392.766-1.0
K. Wong 2B40100010.237.330.384.7150.5
H. Bader CF30100111.233.348.417.7642.5
G. Cabrera P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
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  • a-singled for Wacha in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Brebbia in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Senzel (7), J. Peraza (5)
  • HR - Y. Puig (11)
  • RBI - N. Senzel (13), Y. Puig (33), J. Peraza 2 (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Senzel (9), J. Peraza (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Votto 2 (2), Y. Puig 3 (3), L. Castillo 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Bader (5)
  • HR - M. Carpenter (9)
  • RBI - M. Carpenter (21)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. DeJong 2 (2), M. Wieters, D. Fowler 3 (3), J. Martinez
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Peraza (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Garrett-Iglesias-Farmer-Votto)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Wong-DeJong-Goldschmidt)
  • E - M. Carpenter (4), P. DeJong (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo (W, 6-1)6.02114812.381.1025.0
A. Garrett (H, 8)1.02000101.751.211.5
D. Hernandez (H, 9)1.01000305.331.413.5
R. Iglesias (S, 12)1.01000202.931.3010.0
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo (W, 6-1)6.0
A. Garrett (H, 8)1.0
D. Hernandez (H, 9)1.0
R. Iglesias (S, 12)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Cabrera (L, 0-2)4.28432016.482.04-6.0
M. Wacha2.12000306.301.785.5
T. Webb1.10000004.261.113.0
J. Brebbia0.20000102.101.030.5
PITCHERSIP
G. Cabrera (L, 0-2)4.2
M. Wacha2.1
T. Webb1.1
J. Brebbia0.2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 111-68, A. Garrett 13-9, D. Hernandez 16-12, R. Iglesias 16-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 4-6, A. Garrett 1-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 24, A. Garrett 4, D. Hernandez 4, R. Iglesias 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Cabrera 95-62, M. Wacha 32-22, T. Webb 13-8, J. Brebbia 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Cabrera 6-9, M. Wacha 4-0, T. Webb 3-1, J. Brebbia 1-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Cabrera 25, M. Wacha 9, T. Webb 4, J. Brebbia 2
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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N. Senzel CF50110000.264.326.448.7743.0
J. Votto 1B50200012.251.343.369.7131.5
E. Suarez 3B50100002.278.355.532.8871.0
Y. Puig RF51111013.210.257.386.6425.5
J. Iglesias SS31100100.299.337.428.7643.0
C. Casali C41100012.292.347.438.7851.5
K. Farmer 2B40100013.224.268.461.7290.5
J. Peraza LF31220100.213.275.335.6119.0
L. Castillo P30000007.077.077.077.1540.0
A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-flied out for Garrett in the 8th
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M. Carpenter 3B31111112.225.337.402.7396.5
P. DeJong SS40100022.275.374.472.8460.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B30000111.271.359.449.8080.5
M. Ozuna LF30100111.250.326.528.8541.5
M. Wieters C40000024.302.326.558.884-1.0
D. Fowler RF40000023.247.374.392.766-1.0
K. Wong 2B40100010.237.330.384.7150.5
H. Bader CF30100111.233.348.417.7642.5
G. Cabrera P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
M. Wacha P0000-000.133.133.200.000-
a- J. Gyorko PH10100000.204.283.315.5981.0
T. Webb P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Brebbia P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
b- J. Martinez PH10000011.294.352.400.752-0.5
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  • a-singled for Wacha in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Brebbia in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Senzel (7), J. Peraza (5)
  • HR - Y. Puig (11)
  • RBI - N. Senzel (13), Y. Puig (33), J. Peraza 2 (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Senzel (9), J. Peraza (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Votto 2 (2), Y. Puig 3 (3), L. Castillo 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Bader (5)
  • HR - M. Carpenter (9)
  • RBI - M. Carpenter (21)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. DeJong 2 (2), M. Wieters, D. Fowler 3 (3), J. Martinez
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Peraza (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Garrett-Iglesias-Farmer-Votto)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Wong-DeJong-Goldschmidt)
  • E - M. Carpenter (4), P. DeJong (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo (W, 6-1)6.02114812.381.1025.0
A. Garrett (H, 8)1.02000101.751.211.5
D. Hernandez (H, 9)1.01000305.331.413.5
R. Iglesias (S, 12)1.01000202.931.3010.0
Total9.06114141---
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo (W, 6-1)6.0
A. Garrett (H, 8)1.0
D. Hernandez (H, 9)1.0
R. Iglesias (S, 12)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Cabrera (L, 0-2)4.28432016.482.04-6.0
M. Wacha2.12000306.301.785.5
T. Webb1.10000004.261.113.0
J. Brebbia0.20000102.101.030.5
Total9.01043241---
PITCHERSIP
G. Cabrera (L, 0-2)4.2
M. Wacha2.1
T. Webb1.1
J. Brebbia0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 111-68, A. Garrett 13-9, D. Hernandez 16-12, R. Iglesias 16-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 4-6, A. Garrett 1-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 24, A. Garrett 4, D. Hernandez 4, R. Iglesias 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Cabrera 95-62, M. Wacha 32-22, T. Webb 13-8, J. Brebbia 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Cabrera 6-9, M. Wacha 4-0, T. Webb 3-1, J. Brebbia 1-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Cabrera 25, M. Wacha 9, T. Webb 4, J. Brebbia 2
  • 5TH INNING
    Peraza singled to center, Casali scored, Farmer to third41
    Puig homered to center31
  • 4TH INNING
    Senzel doubled to left, Peraza scored, Castillo to third21
    Peraza doubled to left center, Iglesias scored, Farmer to third11
  • 1ST INNING
    Carpenter homered to center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • T. Webb Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Ball, Votto grounded out to second
    • John Brebbia relieved Tyler Webb
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Suarez grounded out to second
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Raisel Iglesias relieved David Hernandez
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Strike looking, Wong singled to center
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Foul, Bader flied out to center
    • Jose Martinez hit for John Brebbia
    • Jo. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tyler Webb pitching
    • J. Peraza: Peraza grounded out to shortstop
    • Tucker Barnhart hit for Amir Garrett
    • T. Barnhart: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Barnhart flied out to left
    • N. Senzel: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Senzel grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • David Hernandez pitching
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ozuna singled to left center
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wieters struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Wacha Pitching:
    • J. Iglesias: Foul, Strike swinging, Iglesias grounded out to second
    • C. Casali: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Casali struck out swinging
    • K. Farmer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Farmer struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Amir Garrett relieved Luis Castillo
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Wong struck out swinging
    • H. Bader: Bader doubled to deep center
    • Jedd Gyorko hit for Michael Wacha
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gyorko singled to left center, Bader to third
    • M. Carpenter: Carpenter grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to second to first, Gyorko out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Wacha Pitching:
    • N. Senzel: Ball, Foul, Senzel grounded out to third
    • J. Votto: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
    • E. Suarez: Suarez singled to left
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Puig reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Suarez out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna flied out to left
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Wieters grounded out to third
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Fowler grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • G. Cabrera Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Foul, Suarez grounded out to shortstop
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Puig homered to center
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Iglesias grounded out to third
    • C. Casali: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Casali singled to center
    • K. Farmer: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Farmer safe at first on 3rd baseman Carpenter fielding error, Casali to second
    • Michael Wacha relieved Genesis Cabrera
    • J. Peraza: Peraza singled to center, Casali scored, Farmer to third
    • L. Castillo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Peraza stole second, Castillo grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Carpenter struck out on foul tip
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt flied out to deep center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • G. Cabrera Pitching:
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike looking, Iglesias singled to center
    • C. Casali: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Casali flied out to left
    • K. Farmer: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Farmer singled to left center, Iglesias to second
    • J. Peraza: Peraza doubled to left center, Iglesias scored, Farmer to third
    • L. Castillo: Ball, Foul, Castillo reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Farmer out at home, Peraza to third
    • N. Senzel: Foul, Senzel doubled to left, Peraza scored, Castillo to third
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Votto lined out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • K. Wong: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Wong flied out to left
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • G. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • G. Cabrera Pitching:
    • N. Senzel: Ball, Ball, Foul, Senzel flied out to right
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Votto singled to center
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Suarez flied out to deep right, Votto to second
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Foul, Ball, Puig flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wieters struck out swinging
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fowler lined out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • G. Cabrera Pitching:
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Iglesias walked
    • C. Casali: Ball, Casali reached on fielder's choice to center, Iglesias to second on shortstop DeJong fielding error
    • K. Farmer: Ball, Strike looking, Farmer flied out to center
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peraza walked, Iglesias to third, Casali to second
    • L. Castillo: Foul, Castillo grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Peraza out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Wong flied out to left
    • H. Bader: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bader walked
    • G. Cabrera: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Cabrera struck out bunting foul
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Carpenter walked, Bader to second
    • P. DeJong: Foul, DeJong reached on fielder's choice to third, Carpenter out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • G. Cabrera Pitching:
    • N. Senzel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Senzel lined out to second
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Votto singled to center
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Suarez lined out to second
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Puig fouled out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Carpenter homered to center
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, DeJong reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Goldschmidt grounded out to third, DeJong to second
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ozuna walked
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Wieters flied out to left
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)