MIAMI, June 19 (UPI) -- Luis Castillo went two for four to extend his hitting streak to 33 games and drove in the go-ahead run with a one-out single in the seventh inning Wednesday night as the Florida Marlins edged the Cleveland Indians, 2-1.
Castillo has stated that he is unfamiliar with Rogers Hornsby, but when he reached on a infield hit, he tied the Hall-of-Famer's 80-year-old record for the longest hitting streak by a second baseman.
The speedy Castillo struck out and grounded out in his first two at bats. But he ended the suspense when he led off the sixth by beating out a dribbler against Cleveland starter Danys Baez.
Baez fielded the ball cleanly, but rushed his throw to first baseman Jim Thome, firing the ball into right field and allowed Castillo to advance to second.
Offcial scorer Ron Jernick credited Castillo with a hit and charged Baez with a throwing error. Replays confirmed his call as Castillo reached first base as the throw went over Thome's head.
Castillo tied the game, 1-1, when he scored on Cliff Floyd's one-out single. He gave Florida a 2-1 lead in the seventh with an RBI single against reliever Jerrod Riggan (1-1).
Former Indian Julian Tavarez (5-3) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings and extended his personal winning streak to four games.
Armando Almanza faced two batters in the eighth before Braden Looper struck out Ellis Burks to end the inning.