MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, May 8

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, May 8

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, May 8
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Carlos Beltran | Cardinals 6, D-backs 1
Beltran homered in his first two at-bats, including a grand slam, to record six RBIs.
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Brian Bogusevic | Astros 3, Marlins 2
Bogusevic came off the bench to deliver a two-out, pinch-hit RBI double in the eighth, as the Astros snapped the Marlins' seven-game win streak.
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Billy Butler | Royals 6, Red Sox 4
With his team down a run in the eighth, he slugged a go-ahead three-run homer.
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Scott Diamond | Twins 5, Angels 0
Diamond hurled seven scoreless innings in his 2012 debut to earn his second career win.
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A.J. Burnett | Pirates 5, Nationals 4
Burnett fanned 10 over eight innings in a no-decision in the series opener.
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Andy Dirks | Tigers 6, Mariners 4
Dirks had three RBIs in the first two innings as the Tigers outpaced the Mariners.
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Lucas Duda | Mets 7, Phillies 4
Duda capped an unusual Mets rally in the seventh and added insurance in the ninth, teaming up with Kirk Nieuwenhuis and David Wright in the comeback effort.
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Josh Hamilton | Rangers 10, Orioles 3
Hamilton became the 16th Major Leaguer to hit four homers in a game, going 5-for-5 with eight RBIs and setting a new AL record with 18 total bases.
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Raul Ibanez | Yankees 5, Rays 3
Ibanez's 15th career multihomer game made a winner of Ivan Nova against the division-rival Rays.
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Brandon Inge | A's 7, Blue Jays 3
Inge hit a walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning as the A's came from behind for the victory.
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Brett Pill | Giants 2, Dodgers 1
Pill's two-run homer provided just enough offense for the Giants to defeat Clayton Kershaw.
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Aramis Ramirez | Brewers 8, Reds 3
Ramirez broke the game open with his bases-clearing triple in the fourth inning.
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Alex Rios | White Sox 5, Indians 3 (10)
Rios' RBI triple, his third hit of the game, in the 10th inning against Tribe closer Chris Perez knocked in the go-head run.
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Dan Uggla | Braves 3, Cubs 1
Uggla delivered a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning.
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Will Venable | Padres 3, Rockies 1
Venable tripled and scored a run in the first inning, then doubled home a run in the fifth, giving the Padres a lead they would not relinquish.
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