Chicago Cubs defeat Cincinnati Reds, 14-7

CINCINNATI -- Depending on your definition, the Starlin Castro Era for the Cubs began either at 7 a.m. Friday, when he got a surprising wake-up call in Tennessee, or about 12 hours later, when the touted prospect hit an opposite-field home run in his first major-league at-bat in Cincinnati.

Never mind the bases-loaded triple he delivered in his third at-bat that gave him a record six RBI for a major-league debut.

Whatever the moment, the fact it began just 30 games i...

CINCINNATI -- Shortstop Starlin Castro's long anticipated major-league debut will happen tonight against the Reds.

Castro, who was hitting .376 at Class AA Tennessee, is expected to hit eighth in the lineup. Ryan Theriot will move from short to second base.

``We made the move or a couple reasons," Cubs GM Jim Hendry said. "He played awfully well in AA for the first 20, 30 games of the season, very low error rate this season and swinging the bat very well.

``We als...