MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sat., Aug. 4

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sat., Aug. 4

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sat., Aug. 4
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Mike Baxter | Mets 6, Padres 2
Baxter drew a club-record five of 10 Mets walks as the offense got behind a solid effort from Jeremy Hefner to even the series in San Diego.
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Wei-Yin Chen | Orioles 4, Rays 0
Chen held the Rays to six baserunners in seven innings, lowering his ERA since the All-Star break to 1.95 en route to his 10th win of the season.
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Edwin Encarnacion | Blue Jays 3, A's 1 (11)
Encarnacion stole a pair of bases to help fuel Toronto's 11th-inning rally.
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Danny Espinosa | Nationals 10, Marlins 7
Espinosa delivered the decisive hit in the Nats' six-run eighth inning, launching a go-ahead three-run homer.
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Scott Feldman | Rangers 4, Royals 2
Feldman allowed just two runs on six hits in 7 2/3 innings while striking out four for his sixth straight win.
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Doug Fister | Tigers 6, Indians 1
Doug Fister threw 5 2/3 innings of perfect ball, then went the distance against the Indians.
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Felix Hernandez | Mariners 1, Yankees 0
Hernandez allowed just two hits, none after the sixth inning, during a shutout of the Yankees in the Bronx.
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Erik Kratz | Phillies 3, D-backs 0
Kratz's solo homer was all Roy Halladay needed to pick up his first win since coming off the DL.
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Howie Kendrick | Angels 6, White Sox 5 (10)
Kendrick knocked in the game-winning run with a two-out single in the 10th inning to help end the Angels' three-game losing streak. He also worked a bases-loaded walk during a three-run first inning.
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Clayton Kershaw | Dodgers 3, Cubs 1
Kershaw struck out seven over seven innings and collected nearly as many hits (two) at the plate as he allowed (three) in recording his ninth victory.
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Joe Mauer | Twins 6, Red Sox 4
With the Twins down to their final strike, Mauer launched a three-run homer over the Green Monster to hand the Sox perhaps their most devastating loss of the season.
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Angel Pagan | Giants 11, Rockies 6
Pagan helped the Giants notch double-digit runs for the second straight game, driving in three with four hits.
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Justin Maxwell | Astros 3, Braves 2
Maxwell went 4-for-4 with two homers and drove in all three of the Astros' runs against the Braves.
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Scott Rolen | Reds 5, Pirates 4
Rolen ignited the Reds with a two-run single in the first inning, then tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth.
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Adam Wainwright | Cardinals 6, Brewers 1
Wainwright threw a five-hitter, allowing one run while striking out seven. He threw 98 pitches, 73 for strikes.
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