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Castro pulled after defensive screwup

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Tully Corcoran

Tully Corcoran spent seven years covering the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas Jayhawks for The Topeka Capital-Journal. His work has been honored multiple times by The Kansas Press Association. He most recently wrote for FOX Sports Houston and FOX Sports Southwest. Follow him on Twitter.

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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 this sort of thing before, so the benching is more of a well-earned thing than an overreaction to a not-uncommon mistake.

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.

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