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Morning Box Scores: Castro Reaches 200 Hits, Royals Treat Sox Like Peasants

By Tim Bearden in News on Sep 24, 2011 3:00PM

Cubs 5, Cards 1

The Cubs have no hopes at post-season play, but with their win last night against the Cardinals may keep their division rivals from the playoffs. Starlin Castro totaled his 200th hit on Friday night with a lead-off single, making him the youngest player in Cubs history to do so in a single season. He's only the 10th MLB player to do so at 21-years-old or younger. He's reached base at least once in his last 35 games. It shows the Cubs did acquire some talent, but they just couldn't keep it together this season.

Royals 11, Sox 1

The Sox took a royal beating on Friday night to Kansas City as Zach Stewart gave up a career high nine runs and 12 hits in only four innings. Paul Konerko scored the teams only run on a solo shot in the seventh inning to avoid an embarrassing shutout as their season draws to an end. There may always be next season, but will manager Ozzie Guillen be a part of the Sox's 2012 club? He's bucking for a contract extension but after this season's performance, who could blame the front office for being hesitant.