MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, July 31

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, July 31

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, July 31
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

A.J. Burnett | Pirates 5, Cubs 0
Burnett lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the eighth, but he recovered to throw a masterful one-hit shutout.
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Chris Davis | Orioles 11, Yankees 5
Davis' first career grand slam capped Baltimore's seven-run second inning, giving the O's a lead they would protect en route to their fourth straight win at Yankee Stadium.
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Alcides Escobar | Royals 8, Indians 3
Escobar drove in three runs on a single and a triple on Tuesday night.
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Paul Goldschmidt | D-backs 8, Dodgers 2
Goldschmidt hit his 15th home run as part of a three-hit night as the D-backs improved to 14-1 when the young slugger goes deep.
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Matt Holliday | Cardinals 11, Rockies 6
After the Rockies had pulled within one run, Holliday provided some breathing room with a two-run shot in the seventh, capping his four-RBI performance.
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Cliff Lee | Phillies 8, Nationals 0
Lee tossed seven shutout innings, had an RBI single, stole a base and scored on Jimmy Rollins' inside-the-park HR in Tuesday's win in DC.
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Tim Lincecum | Giants 4, Mets 1
Lincecum struck out seven over seven innings to lead the Giants past the Mets.
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Kris Medlen | Braves 7, Marlins 1
In his first start since Aug. 4, 2010, Medlen held the Marlins to one run over five innings.
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Clayton Mortenson | Red Sox 4, Tigers 1
After Josh Beckett exited with back spasms in the third inning, Mortenson wiggled out of an inherited bases-loaded jam and fired 2 2/3 shutout frames en route to his first win.
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Brandon Phillips | Reds 7, Padres 6
Homer Bailey couldn't hold a six-run lead, but Phillips came through with the game-winning home run in the seventh to unknot the game against the Padres.
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A.J. Pierzynski | White Sox 4, Twins 3
Pierzynski, himself a former Twin, hit a tie-breaking two-run homer in the ninth to give the White Sox a win in Francisco Liriano's debut against his former team.
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Albert Pujols | Angels 6, Rangers 2
Pujols recorded his first two-homer game as an Angel and Jered Weaver (14-1) won where he endured his lone loss this season, Rangers Ballpark.
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Aramis Ramirez | Brewers 10, Astros 1
Ramirez went 3-for-4 with four RBIs (three of them on one swing) in Milwaukee's blowout win.
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James Shields | Rays 8, Athletics 0
Shields threw a three-hit shutout for his first complete game of the season and struck out 10 or more for the third straight game.
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Jason Vargas | Mariners 7, Blue Jays 2
Vargas pitched seven strong innings for his fifth consecutive win and 12th of the season.
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