MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sun., June 17

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sun., June 17

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sun., June 17
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out.

Pedro Alvarez | Pirates 9, Indians 5
Alvarez hit a pair of three-run homers and drove in a career-high six runs.
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Yuniesky Betancourt | Royals 5, Cardinals 3 (15)
Betancourt delivered go-ahead hits in the 14th and 15th innings, including a two-run homer in the 15th that helped the Royals win the season's first installment of the I-70 Series.
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Chris Capuano | Dodgers 2, White Sox 1 (10)
Matching his season high with 12 strikeouts, Capuano allowed just one run over eight impressive innings in a no-decision.
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Wei-Yin Chen | Orioles 2, Braves 0
Chen threw seven shutout innings in the series finale in Atlanta.
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Alex Cobb | Rays 3, Marlins 0
Cobb struck out a career-high 10 batters in seven shutout innings against the Marlins, allowing only two hits.
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Johnny Cueto | Reds 3, Mets 1
Cueto allowed one run over seven innings and struck out eight to lead the Reds to a sweep.
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Ian Kinsler | Rangers 9, Astros 3
Kinsler's bases-clearing triple with two outs sparked a seven-run sixth inning for the Rangers, who finished a three-game sweep of the Astros.
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Franklin Morales | Red Sox 7, Cubs 4
Morales, making his first big league start since 2009, struck out a career-high nine over five innings, but was handed a no-decision after exiting with a one-run lead.
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Ivan Nova | Yankees 4, Nationals 1
Nova became the AL's first nine-game winner, leading the Yankees to their ninth straight victory.
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Colby Rasmus | Blue Jays 6, Phillies 2
Rasmus went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs as the Blue Jays closed out a three-game sweep of the Phillies.
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Clayton Richard | Padres 2, A's 1
Richard tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings for the win, limiting the A's to five hits with two walks and six strikeouts.
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Garrett Richards | Angels 2, D-backs 0
Richards delivered eight-plus innings as the Halos shut out the D-backs for the second straight game.
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Max Scherzer | Tigers 5, Rockies 0
Scherzer was undeterred by a 53-minute rain delay, striking out 12 over eight scoreless innings to help the Tigers notch their third straight series win.
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Justin Smoak | Mariners 2, Giants 1
After making a stellar defensive play to preserve a tie in the eighth, Smoak delivered a walk-off RBI single in the ninth.
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Denard Span | Twins 5, Brewers 4 (15)
Span had four hits, including a double and a walk-off single in the 15th inning.
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