MLB.com Stars of the Game: Wednesday, Aug. 8

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Wednesday, Aug. 8

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Wednesday, Aug. 8
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out.

Chris Carter | A's 9, Angels 8
Carter's two-run blast capped the A's five-run sixth inning in a series-clinching win.
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Alex Cobb | Rays 3, Blue Jays 2
Cobb held the Blue Jays to one run on five hits with seven strikeouts and no walks in seven strong innings to earn the victory.
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Carlos Gomez | Brewers 3, Reds 2
Gomez hit his 10th home run before connecting on a game-tying single in the eighth to help the Brewers sweep the Reds.
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Gio Gonzalez | Nationals 4, Astros 3
Gonzalez hit his first career home run and pitched a complete game to give Washington's overworked bullpen the night off.
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Curtis Granderson | Yankees 12, Tigers 8
Granderson finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in four runs, three of them on his 30th homer of the season.
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Jeremy Guthrie | Royals 2, White Sox 1
Guthrie tossed eight scoreless innings, allowing five hits and zero walks while striking out six for his first win in a Royals uniform, as Kansas City took the rubber game.
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Josh Hamilton | Rangers 10, Red Sox 9
Included among Hamilton's three hits was a two-run triple and his 30th home run.
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Steve Johnson | Orioles 9, Mariners 2
Johnson struck out nine in six innings of two-run ball to notch his first career win.
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Justin Masterson | Indians 6, Twins 2
Masterson limited the Twins to two runs and three hits in seven innings.
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Clayton Richard | Padres 2, Cubs 0
Richard threw his first complete game of 2012, holding the Cubs to five hits while striking out five.
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Marco Scutaro | Giants 15, Cardinals 0
Scutaro notched a career-best seven RBIs, capped by a ninth-inning grand slam.
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Giancarlo Stanton | Marlins 13, Mets 0
In his second game back after a month-long DL stint, Stanton went 4-for-5 with two homers and four RBIs.
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Dan Uggla | Braves 12, Phillies 6
Uggla capped his three-hit night with a bases-clearing double in the seventh inning.
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Shane Victorino | Dodgers 6, Rockies 4
Victorino went 3-for-5 and scored three runs, including the go-ahead run in the fifth inning on a bases-loaded walk.
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Neil Walker | Pirates 7, D-backs 6
Walker tied a career high with five RBIs -- three on a homer and the other two on a bases-loaded double.
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