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MLB.com Stars of the Game: Monday, July 2

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Monday, July 2

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Monday, July 2
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Alexi Amarista | Padres 6, D-backs 2
Amarista went 3-for-5, including a solo homer and a two-run double, coming up a triple shy of the first cycle in Padres history.
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Norichika Aoki | Brewers 6, Marlins 5
Aoki came off the bench in the eighth inning and laid down a perfect safety squeeze to bring home the go-ahead run.
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Homer Bailey | Reds 8, Dodgers 2
Bailey retired 18 of 20 hitters over his final six innings in a dominant eight-inning performance, striking out seven, to improve to 5-2 on the road.
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Allen Craig | Cardinals 9, Rockies 3
Craig connected on a pair of homers and made a spectacular diving stop to end the game.
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Ryan Doumit | Twins 6, Tigers 4
Doumit reached base safely all five times up in manager Ron Gardenhire's 900th career victory.
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Garrett Jones | Pirates 11, Astros 2
Jones went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and four RBIs to lead the Bucs' rout.
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Matt Moore | Rays 4, Yankees 3
Moore rebounded from a two-run first inning to complete seven frames, earning the win when the Rays mounted a two-run rally against the Yankees' bullpen in the seventh.
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Mike Moustakas | Royals 11, Blue Jays 3
Moustakas belted his first career grand slam to break it open in the seventh and finished with five RBIs, as the Royals snapped a three-game skid.
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Jarrod Parker | A's 6, Red Sox 1
For the 10th time in his first 14 career starts, the Oakland rookie allowed no more than one run en route to his fifth victory.
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Jeff Samardzija | Cubs 4, Braves 1
Samardzija put his June struggles behind him, fanning a career-high 11 over seven frames of one-run ball to claim the Cubs' fourth straight victory.
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Jered Weaver | Angels 3, Indians 0
Weaver improved to 9-1 on the season with seven-plus shutout innings as the Angels took the series opener.
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Casper Wells | Mariners 6, Orioles 3
Wells gave the Mariners the lead with a three-run double in the seventh inning.
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