Castro pulled after defensive screwup


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Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum benched shortstop Starlin Castro

for the above synaptic malfunction, wherein he lost track of the

number of outs in the fifth inning. It allowed the Cardinals’ John

Jay to tag up at third and race home for a 2-0 St. Louis lead.

Castro has done


target="_blank">this sort of thing before, so the benching is

more of a well-earned thing than an overreaction to a not-uncommon


After the game, a Cardinals’ 4-0 victory, Cubs manager Dale

Sveum said:

Castro didn’t disappear and sulk after being pulled, staying in

the dugout to support his teammates. He admitted his error to

reporters after the game.