MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, Aug. 21

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, Aug. 21

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, Aug. 21
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Brett Anderson | A's 4, Twins 1
Anderson struck out six in seven innings and allowed just one run in his first win since May of last year.
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Jhoulys Chacin | Rockies 6, Mets 2
Chacin hurled six strong innings of one-run ball to notch his first victory of the season in his return from the disabled list.
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Zack Cozart | Reds 5, Phillies 4
Cozart's second RBI of the game was a ninth-inning solo home run that gave the Reds the lead for good.
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Marco Estrada | Brewers 5, Cubs 2
Estrada earned his first win in 16 starts, striking out nine Cubs in six shutout innings.
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Felix Hernandez | Mariners 5, Indians 1
Coming off his perfect game, Hernandez allowed a hit to the first Indians batter but still dominated, yielding one run in 7 2/3 innings as the Mariners won their seventh straight.
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Eric Hosmer | Royals 1, Rays 0 (10)
Hosmer had a pair of hits, including an RBI single with two outs in the 10th that helped the Royals even the series with the Rays. He also stole his 12th base -- a career high.
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Nate McLouth | Orioles 5, Rangers 3
McLouth's two-run home run was the difference for the Orioles, who held on -- despite a pair of Rangers dingers -- to even the series.
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Angel Pagan | Giants 4, Dodgers 1
Pagan went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and a run and threw out a runner trying to score to slow a Dodgers threat in the sixth.
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Max Scherzer | Tigers 5, Blue Jays 3
In recording eight strikeouts, Scherzer surpassed teammate Justin Verlander for the AL lead, and the Mets' R.A. Dickey for the top spot in the Majors.
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Giancarlo Stanton | Marlins 6, D-backs 5 (10)
Stanton had three hits, including a go-ahead single with two outs in the 10th inning to lift Miami.
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Stephen Strasburg | Nationals 4, Braves 1
Strasburg did not let a 51-minute rain delay in the third affect him, as the righty fanned 10 over six innings in his 15th win of the season.
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Mark Trumbo | Angels 5, Red Sox 3
Trumbo hit a two-run shot for his career-high 30th homer to back Ervin Santana vs. Boston.
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Will Venable | Padres 7, Pirates 5
Venable had four hits and scored the winning run as the Padres rode Chase Headley's walk-off homer to top the Pirates in 10 innings.
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Adam Wainwright | Cardinals 7, Astros 0
Completing his fourth career shutout -- a five-hitter -- and 11th career complete game, Wainwright struck out his 12th batter of the night.
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Kevin Youkilis | White Sox 7, Yankees 3
Youkilis' 11th homer since joining the White Sox did in the Yankees, snapping a tie in the bottom of the fifth.
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