MIAMI, June 22 (UPI) -- The 35-game hitting streak of Luis Castillo came to an end in odd fashion Saturday night with Castillo watching from the on-deck circle as Tim Raines completed a ninth-inning rally by delivering a sacrifice fly that gave the Florida Marlins a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
Castillo went hitless in his four at bats and as the bottom of the ninth began, the Marlins needed to send seven batters to the plate in order to give him another chance.
With Florida trailing, 4-1, Cliff Floyd started the ninth with a fly out to left, after which Derrek Lee tripled. Preston Wilson then walked and both runners scored on a double by Charles Johnson to make it 4-3.
Homer Bush came in to run for Johnson and Andy Fox reached on an infield single. A throwing error on the play allowed Bush to score the tying run and Fox went to second. That brought up Tim Raines with one out and if Raines had not driven in the winning run, Castillo would have had a chance to extend what wound up being the 10th longest hitting streak in major league history.
Juan Acevedo, who relieved Jose Paniagua to start the inning, threw a wild pitch that allowed Fox to go to third and he came in with the game-winner when Raines hit a fly ball to center.
Castillo flied out in the first inning, struck out in the third and grounded out in his final two at bats.
He broke Rogers Hornsby's previous record for a second baseman when he surpassed 33 straight games with at least one hit. His streak was the longest in the major leagues since Milwaukee's Paul Molitor hit in 39 straight games in 1987.
Blaine Neal (1-0) tossed two scoreless innings in relief to earn his first major league victory.
Mark Redman (4-7) held the Marlins to one run and five hits over seven innings and left with a 4-1 lead. He only allowed an RBI double to Fox in the second.
The Tigers did all their damage early, knocking out Hansel Izqueirdo after just two innings.
Detroit took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on Ramon Santiago's leadoff triple and Simon's RBI single.
The Tigers tacked on three runs in the second, taking advantage of shortstop Fox's fielding error.
Damion Easley led off with a single and took third when Fox misplayed Redman's potential double-play grounder. Easley scored on Santiago's sacrifice fly before Robert Fick's two-run double made it 4-0.