MLB.com Stars of the Game: Monday, Aug. 13

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Monday, Aug. 13

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Monday, Aug. 13
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Alex Cobb | Rays 4, Mariners 1
Cobb retired the first eight Mariners he faced and went seven innings, allowing one run on four hits with five strikeouts.
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Danny Espinosa | Nationals 14, Giants 2
Espinosa notched four hits, including an RBI single in the Nats' seven-run third plus a two-run homer in the fifth.
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Cole Hamels | Phillies 4, Marlins 0
Hamels fired his second consecutive shutout with a seven-hitter, extending his scoreless innings streak to 22.
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DJ LeMahieu | Rockies 9, Brewers 6
LeMahieu set a career high in hits, going 4-for-4 with two RBIs in the Rockies' victory.
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Justin Masterson | Indians 6, Angels 2
Masterson turned in six-plus scoreless innings to hand the Angels their third straight loss at Angel Stadium.
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Darin Mastroianni | Twins 9, Tigers 3
Along with hitting a tiebreaking solo homer in the fifth, Mastroianni added a two-run single in the sixth and made a great diving catch to help the Twins take the opener.
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Jeff Samardzija | Cubs 7, Astros 1
Samardzija tied a career high with 11 strikeouts in a series-opening win over Houston.
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Moises Sierra | Blue Jays 3, White Sox 2
Sierra continued his impressive audition with the Blue Jays by collecting two more hits, including his first Major League home run in the seventh inning that gave Toronto a one-run lead.
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Eric Stults | Padres 4, Braves 1
Stults pitched 7 2/3 brilliant innings against the Braves, taking a three-hit shutout into the eighth.
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Nick Swisher | Yankees 8, Rangers 2
The Yankees overcame an early two-run deficit thanks to the outfielder's third-inning slam, which was the 200th homer of his career.
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Shane Victorino | Dodgers 5, Pirates 4
Victorino drove in three runs and hit his first Dodgers homer, giving his new team a lift to help tighten the NL playoff races.
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