MLB.com Stars of the Game: Fri., May 25

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Fri., May 25

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Fri., May 25
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Alex Avila | Tigers 10, Twins 6
Avila drove in three runs on two doubles and also scored twice for the Tigers.
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Chris Coghlan | Marlins 7, Giants 6
Coghlan hit his first homer since June 2011, a go-ahead homer off Tim Lincecum that capped a five-run sixth.
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Nelson Cruz | Rangers 14, Blue Jays 3
Already with four RBIs on the night, Cruz ripped his fourth career grand slam and matched his career high with eight batted in.
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Yovani Gallardo | Brewers 7, D-backs 1
Gallardo continued his mastery over the D-backs, firing 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball to move to 6-0 in his career against Arizona.
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Dillon Gee | Mets 6, Padres 1
With everything coming together for the Mets after Mike Baxter's tremendous first-inning play, Gee baffled the Padres with a career-high nine strikeouts to cruise to victory.
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Jason Grilli | Pirates 1, Cubs 0
Grilli struck out all three batters he faced in the seventh. He has at least one K in each of his 19 appearances this season as well as an overall streak of seven straight strikeouts to take into his next outing.
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Jason Hammel | Orioles 8, Royals 2
Hammel tossed six scoreless frames, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out seven for his sixth victory of the season.
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Lucas Harrell | Astros 3, Dodgers 1
Harrell worked a career-long 7 1/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits with three walks.
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Todd Helton | Rockies 6, Reds 3
Helton went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs, the last of which put the Rockies ahead for good .
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Matt Joyce | Rays 7, Red Sox 4
The left fielder jump-started the Rays' three-homer night off Jon Lester with a third-inning grand slam.
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Howard Kendrick | Angels 6, Mariners 4
Kendrick delivered a pinch-hit, two-run single in the ninth to give the Angels their first lead of the night.
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Hunter Pence | Phillies 5, Cardinals 3 (10)
Pence hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to give the Phils the lead against the Cardinals.
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Jose Quintana | White Sox 9, Indians 3
Quintana escaped a two-on, one-out jam in the fifth to preserve a one-run lead before the White Sox poured it on late to give the rookie left-hander his first career win in his first Major League start.
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Mark Teixeira | Yankees 6, A's 3
Teixeira's two-run shot capped a three-run third inning and was the first of three Yankees homers.
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Chien-Ming Wang | Nationals 7, Braves 4
Wang returned from the DL to toss three important relief innings to earn the win, and also walked and scored.
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