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I didn't see the Cubs and Cardinals game yesterday, but Starlin Castro had another costly mental error. Castro's brain cramp on a popup in the fifth allowed the Cardinals to score, as St. Louis posted a 4-0 victory over the Cubs in front of 41,981 at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals led, 1-0, when they loaded the bases with one out in the fifth against Travis Wood. Matt Carpenter hit a popup to Castro in shallow left, and third-base umpire Ron Kulpa invoked the infield-fly rule. Castro caught the ball, and seemed unaware of Jon Jay — the runner at third — who broke for home and scored on the sacrifice fly. Castro eventually did throw home, but it was too late. Anyone who has even a passing interest in the Cubs knows that this isn't the first or second time Castro's head wasn't in the game. It's been a regular occurrence since he joined the Cubs in May 2010. Dale Sveum has gotten sick of this stuff and has said so on more than one occasion. He was upset enough a...
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