Castillo pitches two-hit ball into 7th, Reds beat Astros 3-2

CINCINNATI (AP) A storm delay left both starters struggling to regain their touch. Luis Castillo did better handling the challenge.

Castillo pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, Nick Senzel returned from an eye injury and drove in a pair of runs, and the Cincinnati Reds held on for a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday night.

The game was delayed 52 minutes in the bottom of the third inning because of a storm, and a double rainbow formed as the skies cleared. Both starters returned and wound up with season highs in walks.

Castillo (7-1) walked a career-high six but allowed only a pair of singles before leaving with two on and no outs in the seventh. Shortstop Jose Peraza's throwing error let in a run in the seventh, and Michael Brantley doubled home another.

''He's got really good stuff, a great changeup,'' said Astros shortstop Alex Bregman, who struck out twice against Castillo. ''He was mixing and matching.''

Reds manager David Bell wouldn't have brought Castillo back had the storm lasted much longer. Castillo rested for a half-hour and started getting ready to pitch again.

''I think I controlled the game after that,'' Castillo said.

Astros starter Wade Miley (6-4) didn't fare so well. He walked three in the fifth inning, setting up a three-run rally. Senzel singled home two, and Eugenio Suarez's single completed the rally. Senzel was back in the lineup after missing a game with an eye injury. He fouled a pitch that bounced and hit him just above the left eye on Saturday, requiring three stitches.

Miley gave up four hits and a season-high four walks in 4 1/3 innings as he took his first loss in June.

''He stayed loose,'' manager AJ Hinch said. ''It does disrupt it a little bit.''

Bell closed it with an unorthodox move. He brought in closer Raisel Iglesias in the eighth, and he escaped a threat when Tony Kemp grounded out with runners on second and third.

Iglesias hadn't pitched in six days and wasn't as sharp, so Bell replaced him with a runner aboard and one out in the ninth. Michael Lorenzen got the last two outs and his third save.

''He can be dominant,'' Bell said of Iglesias. ''He wasn't as dominant tonight.''

Iglesias said he wasn't surprised by Bell's move.

''My command wasn't good because I had gone a few days without pitching,'' he said.

TOGETHER AGAIN

The Reds got the better of a reunion of once-familiar foes that rarely play each other anymore. Houston's 845 all-time games against Cincinnati are by far its most against any opponent. The Astros are visiting Cincinnati for the first time since 2012. They're 40-36 all-time at Great American Ball Park.

SCOOTER'S RETURN

Second baseman Scooter Gennett began a rehab assignment Monday, going 0 for 2 with a walk at Class A Daytona. He's recovering from a severe groin injury in spring training that has sidelined him all season. Gennett was the Reds' top hitter over the last two seasons.

OUCH!

Kyle Farmer's grounder down the third base line deflected off umpire Marvin Hudson, who couldn't get out of the way. Farmer got a single.

INTERLEAGUE NUMBERS

The Astros are 3-3 in interleague play this season. The Reds are 4-5. They haven't had a winning record against the AL since 2013.

STINGY CASTILLO

Castillo is the first Reds pitcher to have seven starts with at least five innings, two or fewer hits, and two or fewer runs allowed.

PUT ME IN COACH

Hinch started Josh Reddick in center field for the first time this season, shuffling his lineup to try to get more offense against Castillo. It was his 26th career start in center, his first since 2017.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: Outfielder George Springer took live batting practice Monday, his next step in recovering from a strained left hamstring.

Reds: Left-hander Alex Wood will throw batting practice Tuesday and again over the weekend. If he comes through it without issue, he'll start a rehab assignment next week. Wood has been sidelined since spring training with a back injury.

UP NEXT

Astros: Justin Verlander (9-2) is 1-0 in three June starts with a 2.95 ERA. He allowed two runs in six innings of his only career start against the Reds.

Reds: Anthony DeSclafani (3-3) is 1-0 in two June starts with a 1.69 ERA. He's never faced the Astros.

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  • W: L. Castillo (7-1)L: W. Miley (6-4)S: M. Lorenzen (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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Y. Alvarez LF50100023.346.469.8081.2760.0
Y. Gurriel 3B-1B30200101.260.294.393.6873.0
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R. Chirinos C21000211.241.372.511.8842.5
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b- M. Straw PH00000100.281.395.375.7701.0
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Rondon in the 7th
  • b-walked for Pressly in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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J. Votto 1B20000210.253.350.388.7391.5
E. Suarez 3B40110022.254.334.480.8151.0
Y. Puig RF30000110.229.274.416.6900.5
P. Ervin LF20000020.217.357.348.705-1.0
a- J. Winker PH-LF20000013.242.317.449.767-0.5
M. Lorenzen P00000000.125.222.250.4720.0
J. Peraza SS40200000.217.268.333.6022.0
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  • a-grounded into a double play for Ervin in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Brantley (20)
  • RBI - M. Brantley (40)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Brantley (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Alvarez 3 (3), Y. Gurriel, J. Reddick, T. Kemp 3 (3)
BATTING
  • SH - L. Castillo (3)
  • RBI - N. Senzel 2 (18), E. Suarez (43)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Suarez 2 (2), C. Casali 2 (2), L. Castillo
FIELDING
  • DP - (Kemp-Bregman-White)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Farmer-Votto)
  • E - J. Peraza (4)
  • PB - C. Casali (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Miley (L, 6-4)4.14334603.301.19-1.0
H. Rondon1.21000002.631.282.0
W. Harris1.00000001.381.003.0
R. Pressly1.01000300.840.683.5
PITCHERSIP
W. Miley (L, 6-4)4.1
H. Rondon1.2
W. Harris1.0
R. Pressly1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo (W, 7-1)6.02226702.261.1121.5
D. Hernandez (H, 10)0.20001104.701.27-0.5
A. Garrett (H, 11)0.22000001.471.17-2.0
R. Iglesias (H, 2)1.00002002.971.421.0
M. Lorenzen (S, 3)0.20000103.131.267.5
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo (W, 7-1)6.0
D. Hernandez (H, 10)0.2
A. Garrett (H, 11)0.2
R. Iglesias (H, 2)1.0
M. Lorenzen (S, 3)0.2
PITCHING
  • HBP - W. Miley (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 88-50, H. Rondon 19-12, W. Harris 13-8, R. Pressly 19-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 5-2, H. Rondon 3-1, W. Harris 1-2
  • Batters Faced - W. Miley 22, H. Rondon 5, W. Harris 3, R. Pressly 4
PITCHING
  • WP - L. Castillo (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 102-54, D. Hernandez 19-10, A. Garrett 12-8, R. Iglesias 21-10, M. Lorenzen 7-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 7-3, D. Hernandez 1-0, A. Garrett 1-1, R. Iglesias 1-2
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 25, D. Hernandez 3, A. Garrett 4, R. Iglesias 5, M. Lorenzen 2
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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Y. Gurriel 3B-1B30200101.260.294.393.6873.0
J. Reddick CF30000112.300.341.444.7850.5
R. Chirinos C21000211.241.372.511.8842.5
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T. Kemp 2B40000015.226.295.414.709-0.5
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Rondon in the 7th
  • b-walked for Pressly in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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J. Votto 1B20000210.253.350.388.7391.5
E. Suarez 3B40110022.254.334.480.8151.0
Y. Puig RF30000110.229.274.416.6900.5
P. Ervin LF20000020.217.357.348.705-1.0
a- J. Winker PH-LF20000013.242.317.449.767-0.5
M. Lorenzen P00000000.125.222.250.4720.0
J. Peraza SS40200000.217.268.333.6022.0
C. Casali C41100012.288.353.471.8251.5
K. Farmer 2B11100100.230.284.437.7214.0
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D. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-grounded into a double play for Ervin in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Brantley (20)
  • RBI - M. Brantley (40)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Brantley (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Alvarez 3 (3), Y. Gurriel, J. Reddick, T. Kemp 3 (3)
BATTING
  • SH - L. Castillo (3)
  • RBI - N. Senzel 2 (18), E. Suarez (43)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Suarez 2 (2), C. Casali 2 (2), L. Castillo
FIELDING
  • DP - (Kemp-Bregman-White)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Farmer-Votto)
  • E - J. Peraza (4)
  • PB - C. Casali (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Miley (L, 6-4)4.14334603.301.19-1.0
H. Rondon1.21000002.631.282.0
W. Harris1.00000001.381.003.0
R. Pressly1.01000300.840.683.5
Total8.0633490---
PITCHERSIP
W. Miley (L, 6-4)4.1
H. Rondon1.2
W. Harris1.0
R. Pressly1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo (W, 7-1)6.02226702.261.1121.5
D. Hernandez (H, 10)0.20001104.701.27-0.5
A. Garrett (H, 11)0.22000001.471.17-2.0
R. Iglesias (H, 2)1.00002002.971.421.0
M. Lorenzen (S, 3)0.20000103.131.267.5
Total9.0422990---
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo (W, 7-1)6.0
D. Hernandez (H, 10)0.2
A. Garrett (H, 11)0.2
R. Iglesias (H, 2)1.0
M. Lorenzen (S, 3)0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - W. Miley (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 88-50, H. Rondon 19-12, W. Harris 13-8, R. Pressly 19-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 5-2, H. Rondon 3-1, W. Harris 1-2
  • Batters Faced - W. Miley 22, H. Rondon 5, W. Harris 3, R. Pressly 4
PITCHING
  • WP - L. Castillo (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 102-54, D. Hernandez 19-10, A. Garrett 12-8, R. Iglesias 21-10, M. Lorenzen 7-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 7-3, D. Hernandez 1-0, A. Garrett 1-1, R. Iglesias 1-2
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 25, D. Hernandez 3, A. Garrett 4, R. Iglesias 5, M. Lorenzen 2
  • 7TH INNING
    Brantley doubled to deep right, Marisnick scored, Bregman to third23
    Marisnick reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Chirinos scored, Marisnick to second, White out at second on shortstop Peraza throwing error13
  • 5TH INNING
    Suarez singled to shallow right, Senzel scored, Votto to second03
    Senzel singled to center, Casali and Farmer scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Myles Straw hit for Ryan Pressly
    • M. Straw: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Straw walked
    • A. Bregman: Pickoff attempt, Bregman fouled out to first
    • Michael Lorenzen pitching
    • Josh VanMeter in left field
    • M. Brantley: Brantley lined out to center
    • Y. Alvarez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Alvarez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • A. Garrett Pitching:
    • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gurriel singled to left
    • J. Reddick: Reddick reached on fielder's choice to first, Gurriel out at second
    • Raisel Iglesias relieved Amir Garrett
    • R. Chirinos: Chirinos popped out to shortstop
    • T. White: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, White walked, Reddick to second
    • T. Kemp: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Reddick to third, White to second on wild pitch
    • Kemp grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Ryan Pressly relieved Will Harris
    • Y. Puig: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Winker struck out looking
    • J. Peraza: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Peraza singled to center
    • C. Casali: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Casali struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Chirinos walked
    • T. White: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, White walked, Chirinos to second
    • David Hernandez relieved Luis Castillo
    • T. Kemp: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
    • Jake Marisnick hit for Hector Rondon
    • J. Marisnick: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Marisnick reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Chirinos scored, Marisnick to second, White out at second on shortstop Peraza throwing error
    • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bregman walked
    • Amir Garrett relieved David Hernandez
    • M. Brantley: Brantley doubled to deep right, Marisnick scored, Bregman to third
    • Y. Alvarez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Alvarez flied out to right
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Will Harris pitching
    • N. Senzel: Senzel flied out to deep right
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Votto grounded out to second
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Suarez flied out to deep center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley flied out to shallow center
    • Y. Alvarez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Alvarez struck out swinging
    • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gurriel walked
    • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Reddick struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • H. Rondon Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Peraza popped out to second
    • C. Casali: Ball, Foul, Ball, Casali grounded out to second
    • K. Farmer: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Farmer singled to shallow left
    • L. Castillo: Ball, Castillo grounded out to first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • T. Kemp: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Kemp grounded out to first
    • W. Miley: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Miley struck out swinging
    • A. Bregman: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bregman struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Miley Pitching:
    • C. Casali: Ball, Strike looking, Casali singled to shallow right
    • K. Farmer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Farmer walked, Casali to second
    • L. Castillo: Foul, Castillo hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Casali to third, Farmer to second
    • N. Senzel: Ball, Senzel singled to center, Casali and Farmer scored
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Votto walked, Senzel to second
    • E. Suarez: Suarez singled to shallow right, Senzel scored, Votto to second
    • Y. Puig: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Puig walked, Votto to third, Suarez to second
    • Hector Rondon relieved Wade Miley
    • Jesse Winker hit for Phillip Ervin
    • J. Winker: Ball, Foul, Winker grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Puig out at second
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • Y. Alvarez: Strike looking, Ball, Alvarez flied out to deep center
    • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel singled to deep right
    • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Reddick walked, Gurriel to second
    • R. Chirinos: Foul, Ball, Ball, Gurriel to third, Reddick to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Chirinos walked
    • T. White: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, White grounded into double play second to first, Chirinos out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • W. Miley Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Puig grounded out to first
    • P. Ervin: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ervin struck out looking
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • W. Miley: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Miley grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Bregman grounded out to second
    • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Miley Pitching:
    • K. Farmer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Farmer hit by pitch
    • L. Castillo: Castillo reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Farmer out at second
    • N. Senzel: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Senzel struck out swinging
    • J. Votto: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Votto walked, Castillo to second
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Suarez struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • J. Reddick: Reddick grounded out to pitcher
    • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
    • T. White: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, White walked
    • T. Kemp: Kemp grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Miley Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Puig popped out to shortstop
    • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ervin struck out looking
    • J. Peraza: Peraza singled to right
    • C. Casali: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Casali grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bregman struck out swinging
    • M. Brantley: Brantley lined out to right
    • Y. Alvarez: Ball, Foul, Alvarez singled to center
    • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Ball, Gurriel reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Alvarez out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • W. Miley Pitching:
    • N. Senzel: Senzel popped out to second
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)