MLB.com Stars of the Game: Friday, May 18

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Friday, May 18

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Friday, May 18
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

J.P. Arencibia | Blue Jays 14, Mets 5
Setting a career high with six RBIs, Arencibia hit a three-run homer, a solo shot and a two-run single in a blowout win.
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Gordon Beckham | White Sox 3, Cubs 2
Beckham launched a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning off Jeff Samardzija.
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Heath Bell | Marlins 3, Indians 2
After being unable to preserve three of Carlos Zambrano's previous starts, Bell threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning to secure the win for Big Z.
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Adrian Beltre | Rangers 4, Astros 1
Beltre extended his hitting streak to nine games with a double and a homer to help the Rangers pull away from their in-state rivals.
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Tommy Hanson | Braves 5, Rays 3
Hanson held the Rays to two runs over seven innings as the Braves took the Interleague opener at Tropicana Field.
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Cole Hamels | Phillies 6, Red Sox 4
The lefty earned his sixth straight win and notched nine strikeouts against the Red Sox.
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Nick Markakis | Orioles 2, Nationals 1
Markakis put the O's ahead to stay with a solo homer in the 11th inning as Baltimore won the series opener.
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Kevin Millwood | Mariners 4, Rockies 0
Millwood dominated the Rockies at Coors Field, completing a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and one walk.
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Miguel Montero | D-backs 6, Royals 4
Montero's second double of the game plated the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning as he finished with three RBIs in the victory.
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Andy Pettitte | Yankees 4, Reds 0
In his second start since coming out of retirement, Pettitte tossed eight shutout innings, allowing four hits and striking out nine to earn his first win since 2010.
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Denard Span | Twins 11, Brewers 3
Span was 4-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored to pace the Twins to a season-high-tying 11 runs.
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Justin Verlander | Tigers 6, Pirates 0
Verlander flirted with his third career no-hitter, striking out 12 while holding the Pirates to one hit, a single in the ninth.
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Adam Kennedy | Dodgers 6, Cardinals 5
Kennedy went 4-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI for his first four-hit game since 2010.
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Josh Donaldson | Giants 8, A's 6
Donaldson almost single-handedly helped the A's erase a seven-run deficit, driving in a career-high five runs with two doubles and a homer.
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Mike Trout | Angels 7, Padres 2
Trout laced his first career triple and was on base four times to pace the Halos.
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