Ten months later, Starlin Castro finally gets a chance for some revenge against Bobby Valentine, the Red Sox manager who ripped the Cubs' star last August in his former role as an ESPN analyst.

"I don't care about that," Castro said. "I don't think about that. It happened, and now let it go. I'm not excited (to face Valentine's team). Until (a reporter) reminded me, I never even thought about it.

"Just play my baseball. Play hard and don't let anybody talk (bad) about me."