Miami Marlins Top Performers Against Cincinnati Reds

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CINCINNATI, OH – MAY 5: Starlin Castro #13 of the Miami Marlins hits an RBI double during the eighth inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 5, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Miami defeated Cincinnati 6-0. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /

Starlin Castro +.195

Starlin Castro continued to show a penchant for collecting RBI and for timely hitting. He also hit the 100th home run of his career.

In the series opener, Castro batted third and drew a two-out walk in the first inning (+.012). Later, he led off the fourth with a foul-out (-.018). He flew out to right with runners on corners and nobody out in the sixth (-.073). In the eighth, he struck out to end the inning (-.007).

Game two would start out with a bang for Castro. With Martin Prado on first and one out in the opening inning, he went deep off Reds starter Tyler Mahle (+.164). It was his first home run as a Miami Marlins player and the 100th overall of his career. He reached on an error with one out in the third (+.033), but got picked off to end the inning (-.027). Castro flew out to center for the second out of the sixth (-.013). With two on and one out in the eighth, Castro doubled in JB Shuck to give the Marlins a 4-0 lead (+.039). He later scored on Brian Anderson‘s single.

Batting third in the series finale on Sunday, Castro hit a two-RBI single in the first inning (+.076). He scored on Cameron Maybin’s single later in the inning. With one out and a runner on third in the second, he collected another RBI with a sacrifice fly (+.013). With two on in the fourth, he struck out to end the inning (-.026). He hit a single to lead off the seventh (+.014), then took second on a passed ball (+.012). He scored on Maybin’s double. Castro struck out to end the eighth (-.004).

Castro ended the series with six RBI, and his 16 for the season ranks second on the Miami Marlins.