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Each day, selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Pedro Alvarez | Pirates 6, Cardinals 3
Alvarez continued his hot streak, hitting his third homer in four games, a go-ahead shot in the sixth inning.
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Joe Blanton | Phillies 4, Braves 0
Blanton tossed a shutout, allowing three hits and zero walks while striking out six.
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Ryan Dempster | Reds 4, Cubs 3
Dempster tossed eight scoreless innings on his 35th birthday.
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Bryce Harper | Nationals 2, D-backs 1
Harper's RBI double in the sixth was the difference as the Nats took the series win over Arizona.
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Jeff Keppinger | Rays 4, Mariners 3
Keppinger went 2-for-2 with a walk, including a two-run homer in a four-run second inning.
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Jason Kipnis | Indians 7, White Sox 5
Kipnis tripled and homered, knocking in four as the Indians won their fourth straight road series.
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Brandon Morrow | Blue Jays 5, Angels 0
Morrow fired his second career shutout, allowing three hits while facing only 28 batters.
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Mike Moustakas | Royals 4, Yankees 3
Moustakas homered, hit a two-run single and made a game-saving play with two outs in the ninth in the Royals' first home win.
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Anibal Sanchez | Marlins 3, Giants 2
Though his scoreless-innings streak at AT&T Park ended at 23, Sanchez tossed seven strong innings, allowing just one run.
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