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July 14, 2003 | From Associated Press
Florida's Luis Castillo was named to the National League All-Star team Sunday, replacing injured Atlanta second baseman Marcus Giles, who suffered a concussion from colliding with Chicago Cub pitcher Mark Prior on Friday. The switch-hitting second baseman has 14 stolen bases and is hitting .314 with six homers and 26 runs batted in. He is the third Marlin named to the team, joining third baseman Mike Lowell and rookie left-hander Dontrelle Willis.
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March 13, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
Chicago's David Diaz failed to recover the world lightweight title he lost to Manny Pacquiao in 2008, dropping a unanimous decision to Mexico's Humberto Soto Saturday night at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Diaz was knocked down in the first and 12th rounds, and despite a predictable courageous effort, judges gave Soto the WBC lightweight belt by scores of 115-111, 117-109 and 117-109 as a massive crowd of 50,994 looked on. "Very disappointed," Diaz (35-3-1) said afterward. "It wasn't supposed to be this way."
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January 3, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
SABANETA, Dominican Republic -- The trek to Luis Castillo's boyhood home begins where the paved road ends. So it's not one you can take on a whim. "You'll never make it in that," Polinar Torrez, a cousin of the San Diego Chargers' defensive lineman, says with a laugh as he points to a visitor's car. "You'll need a 4-by-4. Or maybe a motorbike." Or maybe a burro, because what road there was washed away in the recent rains. Plus, you will have to ford rivers, climb some pretty steep hills and . .
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June 13, 2009 | Associated Press
Alex Rodriguez slammed his bat and then threw it. The first Subway Series game at new Yankee Stadium was over. And then it wasn't. Second baseman Luis Castillo dropped A-Rod's popup with two out in the ninth inning as two runs scored, and the Yankees escaped with a 9-8 victory over the Mets on Friday night. David Wright had put the Mets ahead 8-7 with an eighth-inning double off Mariano Rivera (1-2), and Francisco Rodriguez (1-1) appeared to get his 17th save on the popup by A-Rod.
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April 21, 1997 | Associated Press
Florida Marlin second baseman Luis Castillo appeared to lose a tooth after colliding with first baseman Jeff Conine while trying to catch J.T. Snow's pop fly in shallow right field in the seventh inning of Sunday's 2-0 loss to the Giants at San Francisco. Castillo was replaced at second base by Kurt Abbott, and his condition was not immediately available after the game. * Phillie pitcher Tyler Green, on the 60-day disabled list with an inflamed right elbow, has been throwing on the sidelines.
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June 13, 2009 | Associated Press
Alex Rodriguez slammed his bat and then threw it. The first Subway Series game at new Yankee Stadium was over. And then it wasn't. Second baseman Luis Castillo dropped A-Rod's popup with two out in the ninth inning as two runs scored, and the Yankees escaped with a 9-8 victory over the Mets on Friday night. David Wright had put the Mets ahead 8-7 with an eighth-inning double off Mariano Rivera (1-2), and Francisco Rodriguez (1-1) appeared to get his 17th save on the popup by A-Rod.
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June 20, 2002 | From Associated Press
With two hits, a run batted in and a run scored, Luis Castillo beat the Cleveland Indians and tied Rogers Hornsby. "Who?" Castillo said. Even though his grasp on baseball history is shaky, he's creating some himself. Castillo matched Hornsby's 80-year record for the longest hitting streak by a second baseman, going two for four to make it 33 games in a row Wednesday night as the Florida Marlins defeated Cleveland, 2-1. Castillo had a hand in both Florida runs.
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June 29, 2002
From the Associated Press: "After Tim Raines' one-out, game-ending sacrifice fly, Castillo slowly pulled off his batting helmet as his teammates swarmed Raines and Andy Fox, who scored the winning run." As the on-deck batter, Castillo was the closest Marlin to home plate and should have been leading the charge when his teammates swarmed the field. But then again, I forgot; baseball, like all professional sports, is no longer about the team, it's about the individual. It is so bad that Raines even thought to ask his manager should he swing and try to win the game, or not swing and insure that Castillo would get another at-bat.
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July 23, 2008 | From the Associated Press
San Diego defensive end Luis Castillo agreed to a five-year contract extension valued at about $43 million. The deal will pay Castillo a guaranteed $17.5 million in signing and roster bonuses. "You know I am not usually short of words, but today is different," Castillo said. "It's an unbelievable feeling." Castillo's contract, signed as a rookie in 2005, had been due to expire after the 2009 season. He said the Chargers approached him a few months ago about an extension.
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June 19, 2002 | From Associated Press
Seeking to extend his 31-game hitting streak in the third inning, Luis Castillo was given the take sign on a 3-and-0 count, which left him hoping the pitch would be a strike. "I didn't want to walk," Castillo said. "I needed a hit. I wanted to tell the umpire, 'If it's close, please call it a strike."' Chuck Finley did throw a strike, and Castillo pulled the next pitch for a double to make it 32 games in a row--the longest hitting streak in the major leagues in 15 years. He scored the first run and had two more hits to finish three for four and help Florida defeat Cleveland, 4-0, Tuesday night in the first meeting between the teams since the 1997 World Series.
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July 23, 2008 | From the Associated Press
San Diego defensive end Luis Castillo agreed to a five-year contract extension valued at about $43 million. The deal will pay Castillo a guaranteed $17.5 million in signing and roster bonuses. "You know I am not usually short of words, but today is different," Castillo said. "It's an unbelievable feeling." Castillo's contract, signed as a rookie in 2005, had been due to expire after the 2009 season. He said the Chargers approached him a few months ago about an extension.
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January 3, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
SABANETA, Dominican Republic -- The trek to Luis Castillo's boyhood home begins where the paved road ends. So it's not one you can take on a whim. "You'll never make it in that," Polinar Torrez, a cousin of the San Diego Chargers' defensive lineman, says with a laugh as he points to a visitor's car. "You'll need a 4-by-4. Or maybe a motorbike." Or maybe a burro, because what road there was washed away in the recent rains. Plus, you will have to ford rivers, climb some pretty steep hills and . .
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July 14, 2003 | From Associated Press
Florida's Luis Castillo was named to the National League All-Star team Sunday, replacing injured Atlanta second baseman Marcus Giles, who suffered a concussion from colliding with Chicago Cub pitcher Mark Prior on Friday. The switch-hitting second baseman has 14 stolen bases and is hitting .314 with six homers and 26 runs batted in. He is the third Marlin named to the team, joining third baseman Mike Lowell and rookie left-hander Dontrelle Willis.
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April 19, 2003 | From Associated Press
Don't tell the Chicago Cubs it's too early in the season to get excited. Hee Seop Choi's two-run double helped Chicago open a four-run lead before Kris Benson retired a batter, and Matt Clement limited Pittsburgh to two hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 7-2 victory Friday night at Pittsburgh. The Cubs failed to score in double digits, as they did in their previous three games, but still won their fourth in a row to maintain their National League Central Division lead.
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June 29, 2002
From the Associated Press: "After Tim Raines' one-out, game-ending sacrifice fly, Castillo slowly pulled off his batting helmet as his teammates swarmed Raines and Andy Fox, who scored the winning run." As the on-deck batter, Castillo was the closest Marlin to home plate and should have been leading the charge when his teammates swarmed the field. But then again, I forgot; baseball, like all professional sports, is no longer about the team, it's about the individual. It is so bad that Raines even thought to ask his manager should he swing and try to win the game, or not swing and insure that Castillo would get another at-bat.
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June 24, 2002 | From Associated Press
The Detroit Tigers weren't going to give Luis Castillo another chance to extend his 35-game hitting streak Saturday night. Castillo went hitless in four at-bats and was left on deck when the Florida Marlins completed a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Tigers, 5-4. Disheartened by the end of the streak, Castillo had a blank stare on his face as his teammates celebrated the victory.
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June 23, 2002 | From Associated Press
With a blank stare on his face, Luis Castillo stood in the on-deck circle and watched his teammates celebrate a fifth consecutive victory Saturday night. Castillo was obviously disappointed with the end of his 35-game hitting streak, the 10th-longest in baseball history. But it was the winning streak that mattered most to the Florida Marlins--and Castillo eventually agreed.
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June 23, 2002 | ROSS NEWHAN
First the news, then the views ... News: Luis Castillo passes Rogers Hornsby in setting a record for longest hitting streak by a second baseman. Views: Castillo's streak comes too late to impress voters, but it should get him selected to the National League All-Star team by Arizona Manager Bob Brenly. Based on first-half performance, it would be hard to choose between Montreal's Jose Vidro, who began the weekend with a .
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June 23, 2002 | From Associated Press
With a blank stare on his face, Luis Castillo stood in the on-deck circle and watched his teammates celebrate a fifth consecutive victory Saturday night. Castillo was obviously disappointed with the end of his 35-game hitting streak, the 10th-longest in baseball history. But it was the winning streak that mattered most to the Florida Marlins--and Castillo eventually agreed.
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