MLB.com Stars of the Game: Wednesday, Aug. 22

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Wednesday, Aug. 22

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Wednesday, Aug. 22
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Joaquin Arias | Giants 8, Dodgers 4
Arias belted a two-run homer, an RBI double and a two-run double for a career-high five RBIs.
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Bronson Arroyo | Reds 3, Phillies 2
Arroyo took a perfect game into the fifth and went eight-plus innings, allowing two runs and three hits overall for his 10th win of the season.
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Adrian Beltre | Rangers 12, Orioles 3
Beltre became the fifth player in MLB history to slug three homers in both a regular-season and postseason game after leading off the second with a blast and adding two in the Rangers' nine-run fourth to lead the rout over the O's.
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Coco Crisp | A's 5, Twins 1
Crisp went 3-for-3 with a home run and a stolen base.
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Yovani Gallardo | Brewers 3, Cubs 2
Gallardo fanned nine as the Brewers completed a sweep.
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Paul Goldschmidt | D-backs 3, Marlins 0 (Game 2)
Goldschmidt led the support for Wade Miley, driving in the D-backs' first run and scoring their last one.
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Jon Jay | Cardinals 4, Astros 2
Jay had two hits, knocked in the tying run and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch as St. Louis set up a shot at a sweep.
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Martin Prado | Braves 5, Nationals 1
Prado paced the Atlanta offense with two doubles and two RBIs in a key victory in the series finale against NL East-leading Washington.
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Alex Rios | White Sox 2, Yankees 1
Rios snapped a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth with a homer that gave Chicago a lead it would keep en route to a three-game sweep of the Yankees.
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Wilin Rosario | Rockies 5, Mets 2
With his 20th homer, the rookie catcher -- who hit a sacrifice fly earlier -- broke a seventh-inning tie as Colorado won its fourth straight game.
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Anibal Sanchez | Tigers 3, Blue Jays 2
After back-to-back poor outings, Sanchez allowed just two runs over 6 2/3 innings to top the Blue Jays.
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James Shields | Rays 5, Royals 3
Shields went seven-plus innings with seven strikeouts and won for the fourth time in five starts to help the Rays take the series.
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Tyler Skaggs | D-backs 3, Marlins 2 (Game 1)
Skaggs allowed just two runs in 6 2/3 innings to notch a win in his big league debut.
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Eric Thames | Mariners 3, Indians 1
Thames broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run double in the eighth inning, pushing the Mariners to their eighth win in a row.
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Jered Weaver | Angels 7, Red Sox 3
Weaver bounced back from two straight losses by allowing two runs in seven innings to earn his 16th win, tying him for the AL lead.
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Andrew Werner | Padres 4, Pirates 2
Werner allowed two runs in six-plus innings to earn a victory in his Major League debut.
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