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MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thursday, July 19

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thursday, July 19

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thursday, July 19
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

A.J. Griffin | Athletics 4, Yankees 3
Griffin tossed his fifth straight quality start, retiring 11 Yankees at one point for his second big league victory.
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Felix Hernandez | Mariners 6, Royals 1
Hernandez beat the heat -- and the Royals -- with masterful efficiency, needing just 89 pitches in eight innings to win his fourth straight decision.
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Tim Hudson | Braves 3, Giants 2
Hudson settled down after allowing a second-inning run, pitching into the eighth to snap the Giants' winning streak at five games.
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Brandon Phillips | Reds 7, D-backs 6
With Cincinnati trailing by six, Phillips hit a three-run shot in the sixth and a game-tying two-run double in the seventh, then scored the winning run on Todd Frazier's single in the seventh.
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Paul Maholm | Cubs 4, Marlins 2
Maholm held the Fish to one run on five hits in eight sharp innings to win his fourth straight start.
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Max Scherzer | Tigers 5, Angels 1
Scherzer allowed one run on three hits, striking out nine, over seven innings to earn his ninth win.
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Mark Reynolds | Orioles 4, Twins 3
Reynolds put the O's ahead for good with a two-run single in the eighth inning.
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Cody Ross | Red Sox 3, White Sox 1
Ross belted his third three-run homer in two nights in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Red Sox a dramatic win in Dustin Pedroia's return from the DL.
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B.J. Upton | Rays 6, Indians 0
Upton's bases-clearing double -- one of his three hits -- provided sufficient breathing room for David Price, who notched his MLB-leading 13th win.
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David Wright | Mets 9, Nationals 5
Wright cranked a pair of homers and knocked in five runs to help the Mets snap a six-game losing streak.
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Edinson Volquez | Padres 1, Astros 0
Volquez's first career complete game was a one-hit shutout, as San Diego won its third straight.
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