MLB.com Stars of the Game: Saturday, July 7

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Saturday, July 7

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

Adrian Beltre | Rangers 4, Twins 3 (10)
Beltre went 3-for-5, including a game-tying home run in the sixth, and scored three runs -- one of which was the game-tying run -- helping the Rangers end a five-game losing streak.
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Pedro Ciriaco | Red Sox 9, Yankees 5 (Game 2)
Summoned from Triple-A Pawtucket due to Dustin Pedroia's thumb injury, Ciriaco recorded four hits, scored two runs and notched four RBIs, three of which came on a bases-clearing double that put Boston ahead for good in the sixth.
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Gavin Floyd | White sox 2, Blue Jays 0
Floyd flustered the Blue Jays over 7 2/3 innings of scoreless ball as the White Sox won their fifth in a row.
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Dillon Gee | Mets 3, Cubs 1
Gee allowed just one run on seven hits over eight stellar innings for his sixth victory.
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Gio Gonzalez | Nationals 4, Rockies 1
Spinning six innings of one-run ball as temperatures in D.C. surpassed 100 degrees, Gonzalez finished his All-Star first half with his fourth straight win, improving to 12-3 heading into the break.
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Chris Heisey | Reds 6, Padres 5
Heisey's two-run shot highlighted the Reds' decisive three-run seventh inning.
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Austin Jackson | Tigers 8, Royals 7
Jackson collected three hits and an RBI to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games, while also playing solid defense, as the Tigers won their fourth straight.
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Ubaldo Jimenez | Indians 7, Rays 3
Jimenez struck out a season-high eight in a six-inning outing, allowing two runs on five hits.
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Andruw Jones | Yankees 6, Red Sox 1 (Game 1)
Jones was twice part of back-to-back homers, and flashed the leather, as the Yankees cruised in Game 1 of the doubleheader.
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Kyle Lohse | Cardinals 3, Marlins 2
Lohse beat Miami for the third time this season, allowing three hits -- all in the second inning -- over seven frames.
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Brian McCann | Braves 6, Phillies 3
McCann hit a solo shot in the second and added an RBI single in the fourth.
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James McDonald | Pirates 3, Giants 1
McDonald allowed one run in seven innings while striking out 10.
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Gerardo Parra | D-backs 5, Dodgers 3
Parra drilled a game-tying, two-run double in the fifth before scoring the go-ahead run to help the D-backs rally past the Dodgers for the second straight day.
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Wandy Rodriguez | Astros 6, Brewers 3
Rodriguez gave the Astros a solid start, allowing zero earned runs in 5 1/3 innings, as Houston snapped its nine-game losing streak.
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Jason Vargas | Mariners 7, Athletics 1
Vargas threw his first complete game of the season, allowing one run on seven hits and a walk, while striking out six.
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Jered Weaver | Angels 3, Orioles 0
Weaver improved to 10-1 with eight dominant innings in his final start before the All-Star Game.
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