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NEW YORK -- Starlin Castro gave Mets fans a firsthand tease of the two-way talent that has so many of them eager to see him in a New York uniform. Nike Air Vapormax Soldes . The All-Star shortstop hit a tiebreaking homer on the first pitch of the ninth inning Sunday, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory at Citi Field. Castro also started a slick double play to snuff out a rally, showing off the full set of skills that could make him an attractive trade target this winter. Chicago has several touted shortstops rising through its system, while the Mets are searching for a solution at that position. So it seems a possible fit, and plenty of Mets backers have called for the team to pursue the 24-year-old Castro. "Hes having a very good season and were glad to see that," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. Chicago starter Jake Arrieta allowed two hits in seven smooth innings. Featuring a sharp curve, he struck out nine and left with a 1-0 lead following Luis Valbuenas run-scoring single in the fourth. "I just had a good feel for it. Was able to throw it in multiple counts, for a strike, below the zone," Arrieta said. "So it was there for me when I needed it today." Curtis Granderson tied it with a two-out RBI single off winner Pedro Strop (2-4) in the eighth, snapping skids of 0 for 17 and 1 for 29. A diving catch by rookie centre fielder Arismendy Alcantara moments earlier prevented more potential damage. Castro greeted closer Jenrry Mejia (5-6) with his 13th home run, an opposite-field drive that barely cleared the wall near the right-field corner. "Just go up there and be aggressive," Castro said. "Weve played a lot of extra-inning games the last 20, 15 games, whatever." Hector Rondon got three quick outs for his 17th save, finishing a four-hitter that ended Chicagos three-game losing streak. Valbuena returned to the lineup and snapped a 1-for-32 slide with a two-out RBI single off Mets rookie Rafael Montero, still looking for his first win after six major league starts. Montero delivered an encouraging performance, though, going 7 1-3 innings for the longest outing of his career. Arrieta struck out three straight in the second and whiffed the 3-4-5 hitters in the fourth. He started a 1-6-3 double play after a leadoff walk in the seventh and was helped out of his toughest jam by Castro in the third. With runners at the corners, the shortstop made a sharp pickup and a nifty flip to start an inning-ending double play against Juan Lagares. Rookie second baseman Javier Baez got in on the act with a barehanded turn. TRAINERS ROOM Cubs: Prized 3B prospect Kris Bryant, who left Saturdays game with Triple-A Iowa, is day to day with a bruised left foot, the result of a foul ball a few days ago. "All indications are hes OK," Renteria said. Bryant has 40 homers combined at Double-A and Triple-A this season, most in professional baseball, and 103 RBIs. He is not on the 40-man roster, however, and the Cubs are not planning to promote him to the majors this season, even when rosters expand in September. Mets: As expected, 3B David Wright was out of the lineup with a sore left shoulder. Wright left Saturdays game one inning after he was hit by a fastball in the back of the shoulder, aggravating an area thats bothered him all summer. Eric Campbell started at third and went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts and a double-play grounder. UP NEXT Cubs rookie Kyle Hendricks (4-1, 1.73 ERA) starts the four-game series finale Monday afternoon against 41-year-old Bartolo Colon (11-10, 3.85), who is 0-2 with a 4.73 ERA in five career starts against Chicago. Valbuena has two homers in five at-bats against Colon. WELCOME TO THE SHOW Chicago outfielder Matt Szczur, just called up from Triple-A Iowa, made his major league debut as a pinch runner in the eighth. He stayed in the game in right field and grounded into a fielders choice one inning later. Szczur said he had around 18 people in his cheering section. He is from Cape May, New Jersey, about 3 hours from Citi Field. Renteria said he expects to give Szczur a start at some point. WALK THIS WAY Baez scored after a leadoff walk in the fourth, his first in 55 major league plate appearances. He walked again in the eighth. Vapormax Homme Pas Cher Chine . A little more than one year after missing a last-second tip-in that would have given the Wolverines a share of the Big Ten regular-season title, the 6-foot-8 forward scored on a layup with 7. Nike Air Max 97 Blanche Soldes . 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TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports that the the team could be targeting Jonas Hiller of the Anaheim Ducks when he hits free agency this summer. With both Scrivenns and Ilya Bryzgalov free agents themselves, the Oilers will need to sort out its goalie situation sooner than later. Grossiste Nike Air Max. If McTavish were to explore trade options, Carolina Hurricanes keeper Cam Ward could be a potential name to watch. Simon Says? Defenceman Simon Despres could be on his way out of the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. Demoted to Wilkes-Barre of the AHL on Thursday, Despres finds himself on the outside looking in on the Penguins now healthy defensive corps. Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review says that, while Penguins general manager Ray Shero is likely to field calls regarding Olli Maatta, Despres is the defenceman hed be more likely to move prior to the March 5 trade deadline. ' ' '

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