MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thurs., June 14

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thurs., June 14

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thurs., June 14
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Joe Blanton | Phillies 6, Twins 1
Blanton allowed just a solo homer while notching his second complete-game win of the season.
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Jarrod Dyson | Royals 4, Brewers 3
On Brayan Pena's walk-off single, Dyson's heads-up baserunning allowed him to scamper home with the winning run on a misplay by the Brewers.
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David Freese | Cardinals 6, White Sox 3
Freese homered, doubled and drove in three runs as the Cardinals took the Interleague series.
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J.D. Martinez | Astros 6, Giants 3
Martinez belted his first career grand slam, which proved to be the difference in Houston's victory.
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis | Mets 9, Rays 6
After leading off the game with a home run, Nieuwenhuis added another in the fourth as the Mets piled on to sweep the Rays.
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Lyle Overbay | D-backs 11, Rangers 3
Getting a rare start at first base, Overbay led the D-backs' onslaught with three hits and three RBIs.
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Jarrod Parker | A's 8, Rockies 2
Parker tossed seven shutout innings while striking out six on his way to his third win.
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Brandon Phillips | Reds 12, Indians 5
Phillips went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs to lead the Reds to a sweep of the Indians.
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Justin Verlander | Tigers 5, Cubs 3
Verlander improved to 17-2 in his career in Interleague Play with eight innings of two-run ball in the series finale.
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Edinson Volquez | Padres 6, Mariners 2
Volquez allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings to lead the Padres to their first series sweep of the season.
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Matt Wieters | Orioles 12, Pirates 6
Wieters went 4-for-5 with five RBIs as the Orioles extended their win streak to a season-high five games with a sweep of the Pirates.
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