• Castro's two homers power Astros past Blue Jays

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Aug 26, 2013
    The 17 homers hit by Castro this year tie the club record for the most by an Astros catcher, putting him alongside John Bateman , though two of Castro's homers have come while he was the designated hitter. The Astros continued to feast on Blue Jays pitching Saturday night. Despite hitting two home runs on Saturday night, Jason Castro was out of the Astros’ lineup Sunday afternoon as manager Bo Porter stuck with his plan to keep his All-Star catcher fresh. Brandon Barnes delivered a two-run double to right-center field in the second inning to score Castro and Brett Wallace to make it 2-0. Astros lefthander Dallas Keuchel had to settle for a no-decision after throwing seven scoreless innings, scattering four hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Although backup catcher Carlos Corporan has noticed some progress with the concussion he suffered last Monday night, he doesn’t appear close to returning from the seven-day concussion disabled list.
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