MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thurs., May 17

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thurs., May 17

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thurs., May 17
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Brandon Beachy | Braves 7, Marlins 0
Beachy went the distance for the first time in his young career, scattering five hits in a shutout of Miami.
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Jose Bautista | Blue Jays 4, Yankees 1
Bautista's two-run homer, his 10th overall and fifth in seven games, gave the Blue Jays a lead they would not relinquish.
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Brandon Belt | Giants 7, Cardinals 5
The first of Belt's two doubles put him in position to score the go-ahead run, and his second drove in a needed insurance run.
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Roy Halladay | Phillies 8, Cubs 7
Halladay went eight innings to lead the Phillies to their first winning record since Opening Day.
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J.A. Happ | Astros 4, Brewers 0
Happ threw six scoreless innings and held the Brewers to seven hits and one walk with four strikeouts in his most impressive start of the year.
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Aaron Harang | Dodgers 8, Padres 1
Harang blanked the Padres on four hits over seven scoreless innings and ended an 0-for-42 skid at the plate with an RBI single.
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J.J. Hardy | Orioles 5, Royals 3
Hardy broke a tie game to give the Orioles their first lead of the day with a two-run single in the seventh as they won the two-game set.
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Kila Ka'aihue | A's 5, Rangers 4 (10)
Ka'aihue's RBI single in the 10th inning gave the A's a split of their two-game set in Texas.
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Jose Lopez | Indians 6, Mariners 5 (11)
Lopez ignited a comeback victory with a two-out game-tying three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning.
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James McDonald | Pirates 5, Nationals 3
McDonald held the Nats hitless into the sixth inning and finished with 11 K's as the Pirates won the series finale.
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Justin Morneau | Twins 4, Tigers 3
Morneau slugged a two-run homer as part of a three-RBI day to help Minnesota win a two-game set.
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Cody Ross | Red Sox 5, Rays 3
After saying he cost his team the series opener, the outfielder redeemed himself with four RBIs.
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Chris Sale | White Sox 6, Angels 1
Sale fanned seven while pitching into the sixth inning, in the process earning win No. 4.
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Justin Upton | D-backs 9, Rockies 7
Upton hit the go-ahead homer, a two-run blast to right field in the ninth.
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David Wright | Mets 9, Reds 4
Reaching base in all five of his plate appearances and scoring three runs, Wright gave the Mets the lead with an RBI double in the eighth.
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