MLB.com Stars of the Game: Monday, Aug. 20

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Monday, Aug. 20

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Monday, Aug. 20
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Madison Bumgarner | Giants 2, Dodgers 1
Bumgarner allowed just four singles and struck out 10 over eight shutout innings to outduel Clayton Kershaw and help the Giants return to first place in the NL West.
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Ryan Dempster | Rangers 5, Orioles 1
Hurling eight innings of one-run ball against a potential postseason opponent, Dempster had arguably his best start with Texas while fanning six.
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Brian Duensing | Twins 7, A's 2
Duensing allowed just two runs in six innings while striking out a season-high seven batters.
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Jeremy Hellickson | Rays 5, Royals 1
Hellickson pitched seven innings of one-run ball, allowing six hits and fanning six.
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Jonathan Herrera | Rockies 3, Mets 1
Herrera led off the eighth inning with a bunt single, moved to second on an error and eventually came around to score the go-ahead run on a passed ball.
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Jonathan Lucroy | Brewers 9, Cubs 5
Lucroy hit a solo shot and a three-run homer to back Mark Rogers' first career win.
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John Mayberry Jr. | Phillies 12, Reds 5
Mayberry went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and scored three runs as the Phillies battled back from two early deficits.
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Alexei Ramirez | White Sox 9, Yankees 6
Ramirez hit the third of four White Sox homers, giving his club a lead it would keep with his tiebreaking shot in the bottom of the seventh.
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Michael Saunders | Mariners 5, Indians 3
Saunders went 3-for-4 with a pair of two-run homers to power Seattle to a sixth consecutive win.
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Craig Stammen | Nationals 5, Braves 4
Stammen pitched two shutout innings, part of eight scoreless for Washington's bullpen, and earned the win in the 13-inning victory over Atlanta.
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Giancarlo Stanton | Marlins 12, D-backs 3
Stanton belted two homers, the first in a record-tying 10-hit, nine-run fourth inning for the Marlins, who totaled 20 hits on the night.
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Will Venable | Padres 3, Pirates 1
Venable had two RBIs as San Diego won for the 16th time in its past 19 games against Pittsburgh.
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