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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Brewers Beat Up Again 1-12

From Sportsline.com:

Jose Castillo has gained some inspiration from teammate Jason Bay.

Castillo homered twice and finished with a career-high six RBI to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-1 Tuesday night.

Castillo, who has homered in four consecutive games and has seven on the season, hit a solo drive to left-center in the second and a three-run shot to left in the third that traveled an estimated 441 feet. It was the first multihomer game of Castillo's career.

Bay had a six-game home run streak snapped Monday, and Castillo said he wants to put together a longer streak.

"I watch Jason Bay every night," Castillo said. "He's such a great player."

Castillo narrowly missed a third home run in the seventh when his high flyball to center hit off the top of the wall. He was forced to settle for an RBI double. He singled in Ryan Doumit in the eighth for his sixth RBI of the game, the most by a Pirates player this season.

"He had a huge day," teammate Freddy Sanchez said. "These last couple weeks, he's just come out and is hitting the ball hard with authority and he's driving the ball real well."


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