MLB.com Stars of the Game: Saturday, June 23

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Saturday, June 23

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

Brandon Belt | Giants 9, A's 8
Belt reached base four times with two walks, an RBI single and the go-ahead two-run homer.
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Johnny Cueto | Reds 6, Twins 0
Cueto struck out a season-high nine batters over seven shutout innings and drove in a pair of runs.
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Edwin Encarnacion | Blue Jays 7, Marlins 1
Encarnacion hit his 21st homer of the season, a go-ahead shot in the ninth that sparked a six-run inning for Toronto.
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Dexter Fowler | Rockies 11, Rangers 7
Fowler homered and went 3-for-4 to pace a 17-hit attack by the Rockies.
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Paul Goldschmidt | D-backs 10, Cubs 5
Goldscmidt came within a single of hitting for the cycle, hitting an RBI triple, a solo homer and adding a double in his final at-bat.
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Dee Gordon | Dodgers 3, Angels 1
With two hits, two runs scored and a stolen base, Gordon was the catalyst in helping the Dodgers end their four-game losing streak.
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Felix Hernandez | Mariners 5, Padres 1
Hernandez allowed just one run over seven innings, while striking out 10, as well as smacking a two-run double on offense.
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Raul Ibanez | Yankees 4, Mets 3
Ibanez delivered the biggest blow in a lead-changing four-run rally, hitting a three-run homer to put momentum on the Yankees' side.
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Dallas Keuchel | Astros 8, Indians 1
Keuchel earned his first career win in style. In his first start at Minute Maid Park, Keuchel tossed a complete game while allowing just one run
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Adam LaRoche | Nationals 3, Orioles 1
LaRoche hit a solo shot and scored two runs to help power the Nats' offense .
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Brad Lincoln | Pirates 4, Tigers 1
Lincoln did not allow a hit until the sixth inning and recorded a career-high seven strikeouts.
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Will Middlebrooks | Red Sox 8, Braves 4
The rookie fell a triple shy of the cycle and is 10-for-14 in the first five games of Boston's nine-game homestand.
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Jim Thome | Phillies 7, Rays 6
Thome hit his record-setting 13th career walk-off homer as the Phillies won the series opener.
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Dayan Viciedo | White Sox 8, Brewers 6
Viciedo went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs to lead the White Sox to a victory over the Brewers in a back-and-forth Interleague tilt at U.S. Cellular Field.
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Adam Wainwright | Cardinals 8, Royals 2
Wainwright tossed seven strong frames, allowing six hits, two runs and a walk while striking out four, as the Cards won their second straight at Kauffman Stadium.
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