MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sun., May 13

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sun., May 13

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sun., May 13
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Joey Votto | Reds 9, Nationals 6
Votto hit three home runs during a 4-for-5 day, including a walk-off grand slam.
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Nelson Cruz | Rangers 13, Angels 6
Cruz had four hits and crushed a tiebreaking grand slam in the third inning to spark the Rangers to a series victory over the Angels.
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Melky Cabrera | Giants 7, D-backs 3
In a game where the Giants set a season high with 14 hits, Cabrera recorded four, scoring twice and driving in a run.
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Giancarlo Stanton | Marlins 8, Mets 4
Stanton capped a three-hit day and Miami's six-run ninth inning with a walk-off grand slam.
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Scott Diamond | Twins 4, Blue Jays 3
Diamond threw seven shutout innings to earn a win over the Blue Jays and a split of the series for the Twins.
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A.J. Ellis | Dodgers 11, Rockies 5
Ellis went 2-for-4 with four RBIs, slugging a three-run homer in a six-run fifth inning.
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Jeff Francoeur | Royals 9, White Sox 1
Francoeur belted his first homer and added an RBI single, while also making a great run-saving catch.
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Cole Hamels | Phillies 3, Padres 2
Hamels came through for his fifth win of the season, holding the Padres to one run and five hits in seven innings.
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Jason Heyward | Braves 7, Cardinals 4
Swinging a pink bat to raise breast cancer awareness on Mother's Day, Heyward hit a key three-run double as Atlanta swept St. Louis.
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Kevin Millwood | Mariners 6, Yankees 2
Millwood hurled seven strong innings, spoiling the return of Andy Pettitte.
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Wandy Rodriguez | Pirates 3, Astros 2 (12)
Rodriguez was stellar, retiring 21 of the final 22 batters he faced, but the Houston bullpen couldn't hold a lead.
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Jarrod Saltalamacchia | Red Sox 12, Indians 1
As the Red Sox's offense erupted on Mother's Day, Saltalamacchia led the charge with five RBIs, including a two-run homer.
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Ian Stewart | Cubs 8, Brewers 2
Stewart went 2-for-5 with a home run using a pink Mother's Day bat and scored the go-ahead run to help the Cubs avoid a sweep.
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Justin Verlander | Tigers 3, A's 1
Verlander allowed one run on two hits over seven innings, while striking out eight. He did not allow a baserunner until two outs into the fourth inning.
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Ben Zobrist | Rays 9, Orioles 8
With a home run and a two-run double, Zobrist drove in three runs against the Orioles.
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