Cubs 14, Reds 7

By Chris Rewers on Friday, May 7, 2010

Hero: Twenty-year-old shortstop Starlin Castro set a major league record with six RBI in his big league debut.

Goat: John Grabow entered the game to start the bottom of the ninth with a 10-run lead and was again shaky, allowing three runs on four hits. The veteran lefty's ERA rose to 9.26.

Key Play: Castro got the Cubs' offense out of a funk with a three-run, opposite field homer to right off Cincinnati starter Homer Bailey (0-2) to give the Cubs a 3-0 lead in the second. For good measure, Castro added a bases-loaded triple off reliever Micah Owings in the fifth.

Comment: Jim Hendry's bold move to call up Castro paid instant dividends, but let's hope the organization is not rushing the kid.

Next: What will Castro do for an encore? We'll find out Saturday (6:10 p.m., CSN) when the Cubs send left-hander Tom Gorzelanny (1-3, 2.48 ERA) against Cincinnati right-hander Aaron Harang (1-4, 6.68).

Harang's career has taken a turn for the worse in recent seasons and has battled weight problems. Harang, who is listed as weighing 260 pounds, followed a pair of 16-win seasons with campaigns of 6-17 in 2008 and 6-14 in 2009.

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