MLB.com Stars of the Game: Wed., May 23

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Wed., May 23

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Wed., May 23
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Bronson Arroyo | Reds 2, Braves 1
Arroyo held the Braves to one run in 6 2/3 innings, striking out seven while allowing only four hits.
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Alberto Callaspo | Angels 3, A's 1 (11)
Callaspo stroked a two-run double in the 11th inning, giving the Halos the rubber game of the series.
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David Freese | Cardinals 6, Padres 3
In his first game back after sitting out two days to work on his swing, Freese went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, including a solo homer in the seventh inning, as the Cardinals swept the Padres.
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Travis Hafner | Indians 4, Tigers 2
Hafner's two-run homer tied the game in the sixth, and his fielder's choice brought home the go-ahead run in the eighth.
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Cole Hamels | Phillies 4, Nationals 1
Hamels took a no-hitter into the sixth and finished with eight shutout innings to improve to 7-1 on the season.
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Alex Liddi | Mariners 5, Rangers 3
Liddi hit a rope for his first career grand slam -- the second by an Italian-born big leaguer -- to lift the Mariners to a series win.
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Jonathan Lucroy | Brewers 8, Giants 5
Lucroy put the finishing touches on the Brewers' barrage off Barry Zito with a two-run homer in the second inning.
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J.D. Martinez | Astros 5, Cubs 1
Martinez drove in three runs, including a decisive two-run triple to help the Astros complete a three-game sweep and send the Cubs to their ninth straight loss.
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Daniel Nava | Red Sox 6, Orioles 5
The outfielder, who wasn't invited to Spring Training, put Boston ahead for good with a solo homer.
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Jon Niese | Mets 3, Pirates 1
Niese allowed just one run on five hits over 7 2/3 innings, leading the Mets to a series victory.
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Ryan Roberts | D-backs 11, Dodgers 4
Roberts homered and knocked in three runs to help derail L.A.'s winning streak.
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Fernando Rodney | Rays 5, Blue Jays 4 (11)
Rodney tossed two scoreless frames out of the 'pen in the Rays' 11-inning win over the Blue Jays, allowing B.J. Upton to come up big with the walk-off knock.
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Alex Rodriguez | Yankees 8, Royals 3
A-Rod enjoyed the 60th multihomer game of his career, taking rookie Will Smith deep twice to set the Yankees up for a series victory.
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Chris Sale | White Sox 6, Twins 0
Sale pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits and two walks, while striking out six.
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Troy Tulowitzki | Rockies 8, Marlins 4
Tulowitzki drove in four runs, including three on a go-ahead homer in Colorado's series-ending win.
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