MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sun., May 20

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sun., May 20

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sun., May 20
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Mike Baxter | Mets 6, Blue Jays 5
Knocking three big hits and working a walk, Baxter was a home run shy of the cycle as the Mets squeaked by the Blue Jays.
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Josh Beckett | Red Sox 5, Phillies 1
Beckett held the Phillies scoreless until the eighth, allowing just one run over 7 2/3 innings to lift Boston to a series win.
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Collin Cowgill | A's 6, Giants 2
Cowgill delivered a two-run single, then bowled over Tim Lincecum to score on wild pitch in a four-run fourth.
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Johnny Cueto | Reds 5, Yankees 2
Cueto allowed just two runs over seven-plus innings while outdueling CC Sabathia.
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Tim Hudson | Braves 2, Rays 0
Hudson pitched 7 2/3 stellar innings to help Atlanta claim its Interleague series with Tampa Bay.
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Josh Johnson | Marlins 5, Indians 3
Johnson pitched seven innings of one-run ball while striking out four.
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Colby Lewis | Rangers 6, Astros 1
Lewis allowed one run in eight-plus innings and delivered two hits, including a two-run single in a five-run first.
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Jonathan Lucroy | Brewers 16, Twins 4
Lucroy matched a franchise record with seven RBIs, recording his first multihomer game with a solo shot in the first and a grand slam in the seventh as the Brewers set a season high in runs.
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Wade Miley | D-backs 2, Royals 0
Miley tossed seven strong frames, allowing six hits and two walks while striking out three for his fifth win as the D-backs won the rubber game.
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Jake Peavy | White Sox 6, Cubs 0
Peavy struck out seven over 6 1/3 scoreless innings to lead the White Sox to a sweep.
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Clayton Richard | Padres 3, Angels 2
Richard, a starting pitcher, delivered a pinch-hit single and scored the walk-off run in the 13th inning.
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Max Scherzer | Tigers 4, Pirates 3
Scherzer set a career high with 15 strikeouts, the most by a Tigers hurler since 1972.
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Justin Smoak | Mariners 6, Rockies 4
Smoak collected a pair of RBIs on two hits, including his fifth home run of the season, to help Seattle complete a three-game sweep at Coors Field.
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Stephen Strasburg | Nationals 9, Orioles 3
Strasburg hit his first Major League home run as part of a two-hit day and struck out eight over five frames.
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Scott Van Slyke | Dodgers 6, Cardinals 5
Van Slyke's first career home run, a three-run, pinch-hit shot with two outs in the seventh inning, catapulted the Dodgers past the Cardinals to complete a three-game sweep in a battle of first-place clubs.
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