MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thursday, Aug. 9

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thursday, Aug. 9

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thursday, Aug. 9
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out.

Billy Butler | Royals 8, Orioles 2
Butler collected three hits, including a three-run homer and the fourth triple of his career, as he finished a single shy of the Royals' first cycle since 1990.
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Eric Chavez | Yankees 4, Tigers 3
Chavez was in vintage form this week, and his blast Thursday plated the go-ahead run.
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Ubaldo Jimenez | Indians 5, Red Sox 3
The right-hander allowed three runs over six-plus frames and fanned a season-high 10 batters as Cleveland edged a struggling Boston club.
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Jason Kubel | D-backs 6, Pirates 3
Kubel hit a pair of two-run homers to power Arizona to a win in the series finale against Pittsburgh.
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Matt Moore | Rays 7, Blue Jays 1
Moore gave up just two hits over six innings, retiring 14 in a row at one point, to lead the Rays to a sweep.
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Alfonso Soriano | Cubs 5, Reds 3
Soriano belted his 20th home run of the season, a two-run tiebreaking shot that lifted the Cubs in the eighth.
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Andres Torres | Mets 6, Marlins 1
Torres went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and was a single shy of the cycle, with his triple just barely staying in the park.
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Adam Wainwright | Cardinals 3, Giants 1
Wainwright allowed just one run in seven innings while striking out seven to earn his 10th win of the year.
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Jordan Zimmermann | Nationals 5, Astros 0
Tying a career high with 11 strikeouts, Zimmermann allowed just three hits over six scoreless innings as the Nats swept the Astros and extended their winning streak to six.
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