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MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, Aug. 7

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, Aug. 7

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MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, Aug. 7
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out.

John Buck | Marlins 4, Mets 2
Buck led the way with a pair of hits, including a decisive two-run double to cap Miami's big fourth inning.
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Billy Butler | Royals 5, White Sox 2
Butler turned a slim one-run lead into a more comfortable three-run cushion with his two-run homer in the eighth inning.
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Miguel Cabrera | Tigers 6, Yankees 5
Cabrera's 29th homer got the Tigers started, and his 29th double -- a two-run drive that gave him 95 RBIs -- put Detroit ahead of the Yankees to stay.
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Bartolo Colon | A's 10, Angels 4
Colon ran his career-high scoreless streak to 22 1/3 innings before allowing a run, while the A's banged four homers in regaining second place in the AL West.
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Ryan Dempster | Rangers 6, Red Sox 3
The veteran earned his first win in a Rangers uniform as he surrendered just three runs and fanned six batters over 6 2/3 innings.
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Danny Espinosa | Nationals 3, Astros 2 (12)
Espinosa drove in all three runs for the Nationals, including the go-ahead RBI single in the 12th inning.
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Cole Hamels | Phillies 3, Braves 0
Hamels hurled a brilliant five-hitter while striking out six to notch his fifth career shutout, his first since 2009.
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J.J. Hardy | Orioles 8, Mariners 7 (14)
Hardy had just one hit in six at-bats, but it was significant: a three-run homer in the seventh inning that capped a comeback from five runs down and led to extra innings, where the O's won in the 14th.
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Desmond Jennings | Rays 4, Blue Jays 1
Jennings went 2-for-3, including a single and a double, with two runs scored as the Rays ended a 22-inning scoreless drought in the series opener.
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Chris Johnson | D-backs 10, Pirates 4
Johnson belted two homers for a total of five RBIs in Arizona's victory.
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Justin Morneau | Twins 7, Indians 5
Morneau delivered an RBI, scored a run and reached twice on key errors that helped the Twins complete a comeback.
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Carlos Quentin | Padres 7, Cubs 4
Quentin hit his fourth home run against Chicago this season to lead San Diego to its third straight win.
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Aramis Ramirez | Brewers 3, Reds 1
Ramirez went 2-for-4, including a two-run home run, to ignite the Brewers in the first inning, his second blast in as many games.
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Josh Rutledge | Rockies 3, Dodgers 1
Rutledge had a career-high four hits -- including three doubles -- and drove in all three runs for the Rox, who won their first series in L.A. since 2010.
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Barry Zito | Giants 4, Cardinals 2
Zito contained the high-scoring St. Louis offense, allowing just two Allen Craig homers in 6 2/3 innings.
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