MLB.com Stars of the Game: Friday, July 6

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Friday, July 6

Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Norichika Aoki | Brewers 7, Astros 1
Aoki extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a solo home run and an RBI single in Friday's win.
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Bronson Arroyo | Reds 6, Padres 0
Arroyo went the distance for the Reds at San Diego, striking out eight in a three-hit shutout.
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Melky Cabrera | Giants 6, Pirates 5
The All-Star's two-run homer tied the game and highlighted a five-run fourth inning.
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Miguel Gonzalez | Orioles 3, Angels 2
Wearing a glove once belonging to late Angels pitcher and friend Nick Adenhart, Gonzalez delivered a gem in his debut start.
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Tim Hudson | Braves 5, Phillies 0
Despite dealing with a sore left ankle, Hudson spoiled Ryan Howard's return to the Majors by scattering four hits over seven shutout innings en route to his seventh win.
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Francisco Liriano | Twins 5, Rangers 1
Liriano allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings as the left-hander continues to impress since returning to the rotation.
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Ricky Nolasco | Marlins 3, Cardinals 2
Nolasco allowed just one unearned run over six innings in 100-degree heat at Busch Stadium to pick up his eighth win of the year.
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Jake Peavy | White Sox 4, Blue Jays 2
Peavy allowed one run and struck out seven over 7 1/3 innings to close out his first half by ending a four-start losing streaking and helping push the White Sox winning streak to four.
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Drew Pomeranz | Rockies 5, Nationals 1
Pomeranz allowed one hit over 6 1/3 shutout innings for his first win of the season as the Rockies won the series opener in D.C.
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Anthony Rizzo | Cubs 8, Mets 7
Rizzo highlighted a five-run fifth inning with a three-run homer and notched his first career four-hit game.
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Luke Scott | Rays 10, Indians 3
Scott snapped an 0-for-41 hitless streak with a two-run homer as part of a Rays six-run fifth inning.
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Drew Smyly | Tigers 4, Royals 2
Smyly became the first Tigers rookie since 1918 to strike out 10 batters (a career high) without allowing a walk in an outing, as the lefty earned his fourth victory.
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Mark Teixeira | Yankees 10, Red Sox 8
Teixeira collected two of his four RBIs in the Yankees' five-run first and gave his team a lead it would keep with a two-run triple in the top of the seventh in Boston.
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Justin Upton | D-backs 5, Dodgers 3
Upton keyed a five-run rally in the sixth off Clayton Kershaw with a two-run, go-ahead triple to help the D-backs end their six-game losing skid.
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Jemile Weeks | Athletics 4, Mariners 1 (11)
Weeks went 2-for-5, sending the game to extra innings with a two-out single in the eighth inning that scored Brandon Hicks with the tying run.
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