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Castilla's coming home, and Mexican fans hope he'll homer

...MONTERREY, Mexico -- Opening day will be more like Vinny Castilla day. Although the trailblazing and defending NL champion...Gonzales, 9, said he's a Rockies fan "because of Vinny Castilla. He hits a lot of home runs." The Little Leaguer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/04/bas_258138.shtml
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Braves notebook

DENVER - The additions of Gary Sheffield and Vinny Castilla were meant to energize an offense that batted .260...Javy (Lopez) is going to get better and I expect Vinny (Castilla) to come on more. I believe Andruw (Jones) can...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/20/bra_346062.shtml
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Rockies pound Braves to sweep series

...Goldschmidt for the major league lead. His total is the highest in franchise history at the All-Star break since Vinny Castilla had 71 in 2004."I wish I would have gotten more hits or drive in more runs but it was a good first half. I'm...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-12/rockies-pound-braves-swe
Braves notebook

SAN FRANCISCO - If one had suggested before the start of the National League Division Series that Vinny Castilla, Javy Lopez and Keith Lockhart would knock in more runs in the first three games than the heart of the Atlanta Braves lineup...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/07/bra_357035.shtml
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Nationals defeat Marlins in 10 innings

...missed. Jose Guillen got just enough. Guillen hit a two-out home run in the 10th inning, and Ryan Church and Vinny Castilla also hit solo homers to help the Washington Nationals defeat the Florida Marlins 3-2 on Saturday. The Nationals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/10/bas_449819.shtml
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Jones, Sheffield carry brunt of offense

...Atlanta Braves' offense has become the Sheff & Chipper Show. Without significant contributions from Andruw Jones, Vinny Castilla and Javy Lopez, the team's No. 3 and 4 hitters, Gary Sheffield and Chipper Jones, have carried the lineup during...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/21/bra_353780.shtml
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Furcal laments Braves' losses

...the last remnant of a starting rotation that dominated the National League during the past decade - third baseman Vinny Castilla, catcher Javy Lopez and outfielder Gary Sheffield. "The departure of Sheffield, Vinny, Javy and Maddux is a tremendous...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/15/bra_391677.shtml
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Unlikely trio sparks Braves

...as the Braves have done, and maybe you can add to the team's legacy of division championships. Keith Lockhart, Vinny Castilla, and Wes Helms didn't guarantee the Braves another October on Sunday afternoon, but in the wake of a 7-5 win...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/27/bra_347830.shtml
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Braves blast Oakland

...Braves to a 11-6 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. Rafael Furcal, Marcus Giles, Andruw Jones and Vinny Castilla also homered for the Braves, who lead the majors with 104 longballs. Horacio Ramirez (5-2) won his fourth straight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/12/bra_378217.shtml
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Team overhaul brings new faces, lots of questions

...surprising season for the Atlanta Braves. After a winter of departures -Gary Sheffield and Robert Fick, Javy Lopez and Vinny Castilla - the masses flocked to Turner Field in 40 degree weather to welcome ... Adam LaRoche? Hey, why not? The Braves...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/19/bra_405099.shtml
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