Castro’s RBI single in 9th lifts Cubs past Reds
CHICAGO — Starlin Castro’s RBI single in the ninth inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night in a rain-delayed game.
Kris Bryant led off the ninth with a double before Miguel Montero was hit by a pitch to bring up Castro, who singled to center field off Tony Cingrani (0-3).
Jason Motte (3-1) allowed two hits and struck out one in scoreless ninth for the Cubs, who have won five of seven.
Eugenio Suarez tied the game for the Reds in the top of the sixth with a two-run home run off James Russell soon after the game was resumed from a 2-hour, 48-minute rain delay.
The Wrigley Field videoboards showed the Stanley Cup Final game between the ChicagoBlackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning. The Blackhawks won 2-1 to a take a 3-2 series lead.