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MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thursday, Aug. 23

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thursday, Aug. 23

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thursday, Aug. 23
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Alex Cobb | Rays 5, A's 0
Cobb was masterful against Oakland, throwing nine shutout frames.
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Josh Hamilton | Rangers 10, Twins 6
Hamilton recorded two of his five RBIs in a tiebreaking six-run eighth inning as Texas stunned Minnesota.
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Matt Holliday | Cardinals 13, Astros 5
Holliday's go-ahead bases-clearing double in the fifth helped the Cardinals sweep the Astros.
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Austin Jackson | Tigers 3, Blue Jays 2 (11)
Jackson had a pair of hits, scored the tying run on a wild pitch and made a spectacular diving catch in the 10th to preserve the tie and help the Tigers sweep the series.
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Collin McHugh | Rockies 1, Mets 0
McHugh was phenomenal in his big league debut, striking out nine over seven scoreless innings, but the Mets were unable to support the young righty.
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Chase Utley | Phillies 4, Reds 3 (11)
Utley's double in the 11th inning put runners at second and third with nobody out. After a runner was forced at home, Utley scored the winning run on John Mayberry Jr's walk-off single.
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Vernon Wells | Angels 14, Red Sox 13 (10)
Wells' homer sparked a three-run rally in the ninth and his RBI double in the 10th proved to be the difference in a 38-hit slugfest at Fenway Park.
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Barry Zito | Giants 5, Braves 2
Before the bullpen allowed two inherited runners to score in the ninth, Zito hurled eight shutout innings.
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