Castillo pitches Reds past slumping Brewers 1-0

CINCINNATI (AP) Luis Castillo tuned up for his first All-Star Game with an absolute gem.

Castillo struck out nine while pitching one-hit ball into the eighth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 1-0 on Thursday.

''This was the best outing, not only of the season, but of my career,'' Castillo said.

Cincinnati won for the fourth time in five games. Jesse Winker went 3 for 3 and scored the only run on Yasiel Puig's first-inning single.

Castillo was winless in three previous starts against Milwaukee this year, but he was terrific this time around. He was working on a no-hitter before rookie Keston Hiura singled with one out in the seventh.

''They hit me well a couple times when I faced them,'' Castillo said. ''I made some adjustments in the bullpen and in the game. I watched the video or the last two outings and started to pitch backward - the opposite way I worked in my last two outings.''

Castillo (8-3), who pitched seven sparkling innings in a 1-0 loss to Milwaukee on April 3, might have gone the distance if not for a 69-minute rain delay with two out in the eighth inning.

''In his last two starts, we did a great job laying off things,'' Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. ''His command in those starts wasn't as good. The batters had good plans, but he did a good job keeping hitters guessing. He threw more strikes.''

Milwaukee dropped the last three games of the four-game set. It hasn't scored in the last 23 innings.

''I don't know what to say about our pitching,'' Reds manager David Bell said. ''They are doing everything they can. To limit the scoring like they did in the last three games of the series shows so much about their preparation and hard work. They continue to develop as a staff.''

Christian Yelich started the ninth with a double off Raisel Iglesias for the Brewers' second hit. But Iglesias then retired three in a row for his 16th save, helped by left fielder Phillip Ervin's tumbling catch against the wall on Mike Moustakas' foul ball.

Milwaukee wasted a solid start by Brandon Woodruff (10-3), who permitted seven hits, struck out six and walked none in six innings.

Winker led off the first with a double to right. After Joey Votto singled, Puig singled up the third-base line to give Cincinnati the lead.

LEADOFF MAGIC

Cincinnati leads the majors with 71 runs in the first inning this season.

WELCOME BACK

Cincinnati recalled infielder/outfielder Josh VanMeter from Triple-A Louisville to replace reliever Amir Garrett, who was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained muscle in his back. The promotion was VanMeter's third of the season.

NEW BREWER

Milwaukee optioned right-hander Aaron Wilkerson to Triple-A San Antonio and brought up right-hander Deolis Guerra.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: OF Ryan Braun did not start after getting hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of Wednesday's game. Braun also had a sore knee after sliding into the wall while catching a foul ball on Tuesday. ''He's a little banged up,'' Counsell said.

Reds: LHP Alex Wood is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.

UP NEXT

Brewers: RHP Zach Davies (7-2) pitches at Pittsburgh on Friday. He is 2-0 in three starts against the Pirates this season.

Reds: After a rare Friday off, the Reds open a two-game interleague series with Cleveland in Cincinnati on Saturday. RHP Anthony DeSclafani (5-4), who got a win against the Indians on June 12, is the Reds' scheduled starter.

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  • W: L. Castillo (8-3)L: B. Woodruff (10-3)S: R. Iglesias (16)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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Y. Grandal C40000021.256.374.511.885-1.0
C. Yelich RF30100000.328.425.7121.1385.0
M. Moustakas 3B40000022.266.335.554.890-1.0
K. Hiura 2B30100012.267.320.478.7971.5
E. Thames 1B40000013.267.378.528.906-0.5
T. Saladino LF30000011.053.100.053.153-0.5
B. Gamel CF30000020.260.344.401.745-1.0
O. Arcia SS30000000.235.296.396.6920.0
B. Woodruff P20000010.293.310.390.700-0.5
C. Burnes P0000-000.286.286.286.000-
A. Claudio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Aguilar PH00000100.203.314.316.6311.0
Z. Davies PR0000-000.121.147.152.000-
J. Guerra P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Claudio in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Winker LF31300000.257.333.473.8075.0
a- P. Ervin PH-LF10000011.292.358.479.838-0.5
J. Votto 1B30100102.271.366.416.7822.0
E. Suarez 3B40000025.251.328.492.820-1.0
Y. Puig RF40110001.247.296.476.7722.0
D. Dietrich 2B30100010.226.354.558.9120.5
J. Iglesias SS00000000.289.323.400.7230.0
N. Senzel CF30100003.267.326.462.7881.0
J. Peraza SS-2B30100001.221.274.333.6071.0
L. Castillo P30000022.088.088.088.176-1.0
D. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Casali C30000021.241.331.380.711-1.0
  • a-struck out for Winker in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Yelich (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Grandal, K. Hiura, E. Thames 2 (2), T. Saladino
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Winker (12)
  • RBI - Y. Puig (49)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Ervin, E. Suarez, Y. Puig, L. Castillo
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Yelich (19)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Moustakas-Hiura-Thames; Moustakas-Hiura-Thames)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Woodruff (L, 10-3)6.07110603.671.1411.0
C. Burnes0.21000108.181.82-0.5
A. Claudio0.10000104.251.220.5
J. Guerra1.00001003.571.132.0
PITCHERSIP
B. Woodruff (L, 10-3)6.0
C. Burnes0.2
A. Claudio0.1
J. Guerra1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo (W, 8-3)7.21001902.291.0833.5
D. Hernandez (H, 12)0.10000105.351.320.5
R. Iglesias (S, 16)1.01000004.061.389.0
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo (W, 8-3)7.2
D. Hernandez (H, 12)0.1
R. Iglesias (S, 16)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 88-65, C. Burnes 7-7, A. Claudio 4-3, J. Guerra 12-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 7-4, J. Guerra 2-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 24, C. Burnes 3, A. Claudio, J. Guerra 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - L. Castillo 2 (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 97-62, D. Hernandez 9-6, R. Iglesias 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 8-6, R. Iglesias 1-2
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 27, D. Hernandez, R. Iglesias 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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Y. Grandal C40000021.256.374.511.885-1.0
C. Yelich RF30100000.328.425.7121.1385.0
M. Moustakas 3B40000022.266.335.554.890-1.0
K. Hiura 2B30100012.267.320.478.7971.5
E. Thames 1B40000013.267.378.528.906-0.5
T. Saladino LF30000011.053.100.053.153-0.5
B. Gamel CF30000020.260.344.401.745-1.0
O. Arcia SS30000000.235.296.396.6920.0
B. Woodruff P20000010.293.310.390.700-0.5
C. Burnes P0000-000.286.286.286.000-
A. Claudio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Aguilar PH00000100.203.314.316.6311.0
Z. Davies PR0000-000.121.147.152.000-
J. Guerra P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-walked for Claudio in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Winker LF31300000.257.333.473.8075.0
a- P. Ervin PH-LF10000011.292.358.479.838-0.5
J. Votto 1B30100102.271.366.416.7822.0
E. Suarez 3B40000025.251.328.492.820-1.0
Y. Puig RF40110001.247.296.476.7722.0
D. Dietrich 2B30100010.226.354.558.9120.5
J. Iglesias SS00000000.289.323.400.7230.0
N. Senzel CF30100003.267.326.462.7881.0
J. Peraza SS-2B30100001.221.274.333.6071.0
L. Castillo P30000022.088.088.088.176-1.0
D. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Casali C30000021.241.331.380.711-1.0
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  • a-struck out for Winker in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Yelich (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Grandal, K. Hiura, E. Thames 2 (2), T. Saladino
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Winker (12)
  • RBI - Y. Puig (49)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Ervin, E. Suarez, Y. Puig, L. Castillo
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Yelich (19)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Moustakas-Hiura-Thames; Moustakas-Hiura-Thames)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Woodruff (L, 10-3)6.07110603.671.1411.0
C. Burnes0.21000108.181.82-0.5
A. Claudio0.10000104.251.220.5
J. Guerra1.00001003.571.132.0
Total8.0811180---
PITCHERSIP
B. Woodruff (L, 10-3)6.0
C. Burnes0.2
A. Claudio0.1
J. Guerra1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo (W, 8-3)7.21001902.291.0833.5
D. Hernandez (H, 12)0.10000105.351.320.5
R. Iglesias (S, 16)1.01000004.061.389.0
Total9.02001100---
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo (W, 8-3)7.2
D. Hernandez (H, 12)0.1
R. Iglesias (S, 16)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 88-65, C. Burnes 7-7, A. Claudio 4-3, J. Guerra 12-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 7-4, J. Guerra 2-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 24, C. Burnes 3, A. Claudio, J. Guerra 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - L. Castillo 2 (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 97-62, D. Hernandez 9-6, R. Iglesias 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 8-6, R. Iglesias 1-2
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 27, D. Hernandez, R. Iglesias 4
  • 1ST INNING
    Puig reached on an infield single to shortstop, Winker scored, Votto to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Raisel Iglesias relieved David Hernandez
    • Jose Iglesias at shortstop
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Yelich doubled to deep right center
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Moustakas fouled out to left
    • K. Hiura: Hiura grounded out to second, Yelich to third
    • E. Thames: Ball, Thames flied out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Gamel struck out looking
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Arcia grounded out to shortstop
    • Jesus Aguilar hit for Alex Claudio
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball
    • Aguilar walked
    • Zach Davies ran for Jesus Aguilar
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Junior Guerra pitching
    • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto walked
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez grounded into double play third to second to first, Votto out at second
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Foul, Puig grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Moustakas struck out on foul tip
    • K. Hiura: Hiura singled to center
    • E. Thames: Thames flied out to deep right
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Saladino grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Corbin Burnes relieved Brandon Woodruff
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Peraza singled to right center
    • L. Castillo: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Castillo struck out bunting foul
    • C. Casali: Pickoff attempt, Casali flied out to right
    • Alex Claudio relieved Corbin Burnes
    • Phillip Ervin hit for Jesse Winker
    • P. Ervin: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ervin struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • B. Woodruff: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Woodruff struck out swinging
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Ball, Yelich grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Puig grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • N. Senzel: Senzel lined out to right
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Saladino grounded out to catcher
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Gamel grounded out to pitcher
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Arcia grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • C. Casali: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Casali struck out swinging
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Winker singled to right
    • J. Votto: Votto grounded out to third, Winker to second
    • E. Suarez: Strike swinging, Ball, Suarez flied out to deep center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Yelich popped out to second
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
    • K. Hiura: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hiura hit by pitch
    • E. Thames: Thames flied out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Dietrich grounded out to second
    • N. Senzel: Senzel singled to right
    • J. Peraza: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Peraza flied out to right
    • L. Castillo: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Castillo grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arcia flied out to deep right
    • B. Woodruff: Ball, Woodruff grounded out to second
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Grandal flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Winker singled to center
    • J. Votto: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Votto lined out to left
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Winker out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • T. Saladino: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Saladino struck out swinging
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Peraza grounded out to second
    • L. Castillo: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Castillo struck out looking
    • C. Casali: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Casali struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Grandal grounded out to first
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Yelich hit by pitch
    • M. Moustakas: Moustakas lined out to center
    • K. Hiura: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Yelich stole second, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hiura struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Woodruff Pitching:
    • J. Winker: Foul, Winker doubled to deep right center
    • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Votto singled to left, Winker to third
    • E. Suarez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Foul, Puig reached on an infield single to shortstop, Winker scored, Votto to second
    • D. Dietrich: Dietrich singled to right, Votto to third, Puig to second
    • N. Senzel: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Senzel grounded into double play third to second to first, Dietrich out at second
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)