Nick Castellanos caps 5-hit game with walk-off as Reds outslug Cubs

Nick Castellanos had five hits Sunday, four RBI, two homers and one walk-off hit. 

In a game where the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs combined for 30 hits and 25 runs, it was quite helpful to have the last chance to hit. It was even better to have Castellanos in the batter's box with the game on the line. 

Castellanos ended the slugfest when he lined a walk-off single to center off Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel, lifting the Reds to a 13-12 win in 10 innings Sunday at Great American Ball Park.

"What he’s doing is pretty video game-like," Amir Garrett said. "He’s getting hit after hit after hit, home run. He’s playing out of his mind right now.

"I talk to him every single day, his mindset is on a whole different planet. He wants to be the best. He’s never satisfied. I can see the difference from him last year and him this year."

Right fielder Nick Castellanos  is mobbed by his teammates after hitting the game-winning RBI single, scoring Jesse Winker from third, for a walk-off win in the 10th inning of the Reds' s topsy-turvy 13-12 victory Sunday.

Sunday's walk-off hit was a little bit of redemption for Castellanos, who was upset with himself after he grounded out to end Saturday's game with the bases loaded. Here he was hitting against the same pitcher, Kimbrel, as the previous night with another opportunity to play the hero. 

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