MLB.com Stars of the Game: Friday, July 13

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Friday, July 13

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Friday, July 13
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Ryan Braun | Brewers 10, Pirates 7
Braun had four hits, including two solo homers and an RBI single.
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Pedro Ciriaco | Red Sox 3, Rays 1
Ciriaco delivered a two-run single among his three hits to pace the Red Sox's offense.
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Mark Ellis | Dodgers 2, Padres 1
On the night Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier returned to the lineup, it was Ellis' two-run homer in the sixth that picked up Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers.
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Doug Fister | Tigers 7, Orioles 2
Fister threw seven strong innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out eight.
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Jonny Gomes | A's 6, Twins 3
Gomes hit a grand slam as part of a five-RBI night to send the A's to their seventh win in the last eight games.
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Justin Masterson | Indians 1, Blue Jays 0
Masterson threw seven shutout innings for the victory, limiting the Blue Jays to five hits with five strikeouts.
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Joe Nathan | Rangers 3, Mariners 2
Two seeing-eye singles, an error and a wild pitch had Nathan in a pickle, but the Texas closer held on for his 19th save.
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Brandon Phillips | Reds 5, Cardinals 3
Phillips went 3-for-4 with two runs scored to help lead the Reds past the Cardinals.
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Buster Posey | Giants 5, Astros 1
Posey belted a mammoth 448-foot homer and Madison Bumgarner threw seven strong innings as the Giants opened the second half with a win.
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David Ross | Braves 7, Mets 5
Filling in while Brian McCann is on paternity leave, Ross blew the game open in the third inning with a three-run shot.
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Josh Rutledge | Rockies 6, Phillies 2
In his Major League debut, Rutledge went 2-for-2 with two RBIs, a walk and a stolen base despite having to borrow teammates' shoes, bats and gloves due to a luggage mishap.
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Alfonso Soriano | Cubs 8, D-backs 1
Soriano went 4-for-4 with two homers, two doubles and five RBIs.
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Mark Teixeira | Yankees 6, Angels 5
Teixeira's second homer, a three-run shot in the eighth, tied the game and set the stage for the Yankees to complete the comeback win.
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Kevin Youkilis | White Sox 9, Royals 8 (14 innings)
Youkilis hung tough in a 14-pitch at-bat to deliver the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the top of the 14th that extended his RBI streak to eight games and ended the marathon series opener.
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Jordan Zimmermann | Nationals 5, Marlins 1
Zimmermann didn't allow a run for the first time this season, scattering four hits over six sharp frames in his first career win over Miami.
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