MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sat., May 19

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sat., May 19

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sat., May 19
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Alexi Amarista | Padres 3, Angels 2
Amarista scored twice and knocked in the winning run against the club that dealt him on May 2.
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Bruce Chen | Royals 7, D-backs 3
Chen allowed two runs on eight hits while striking out four in 6 1/3 innings and worked out of several early jams to help the Royals even the series.
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Jeanmar Gomez | Indians 2, Marlins 0
Gomez pitched 6 1/3 strong innings while striking out four to deny the Marlins.
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Adam Jones | Orioles 6, Nationals 5
Jones went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer -- his 14th of the season -- to power the O's.
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Matt Joyce | Rays 5, Braves 2
Joyce's third-inning grand slam erased a 2-0 deficit as the Rays evened their Interleague set with the Braves.
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Clayton Kershaw | Dodgers 6, Cardinals 0
Kershaw pitched a six-hit shutout to run his scoreless innings streak to 21.
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Justin Maxwell | Astros 6, Rangers 5
Maxwell hit one of the Astros' three homers -- a go-ahead two-run shot -- reached base three times and scored twice.
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Andrew McCutchen | Pirates 4, Tigers 3
McCutchen blasted two two-run homers, driving in all the runs the Pirates needed to win.
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Brandon Morrow | Blue Jays 2, Mets 0
Using 107 pitches to complete his shutout, Morrow spun a three-hit gem against the Mets at Rogers Centre.
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David Ortiz | Red Sox 7, Phillies 5
Ortiz's ninth homer, a mammoth two-run blast to center, proved to be the difference as Boston snapped Philadelphia's six-game winning streak.
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Trevor Plouffe | Twins 5, Brewers 4 (11)
Plouffe hit a two-out, pinch-hit solo homer in the top of the 11th inning to lead the Twins to a season-high fourth consecutive victory.
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Jason Vargas | Mariners 10, Rockies 3
Vargas allowed three runs in seven innings and aided his own cause with an RBI single.
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Dayan Viciedo | White Sox 7, Cubs 4
Viciedo hit a two-run homer, part of back-to-back drives with A.J. Pierzynski, and finished with three RBIs, as the White Sox earned their third straight win.
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Ryan Vogeslong | Giants 4, Athletics 0
Vogelsong pitched seven one-hit innings, allowing just two baserunners and striking out five.
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Joey Votto | Reds 6, Yankees 5
Votto belted a go-ahead three-run homer off Ivan Nova in the fifth inning.
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