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Each day, selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Yonder Alonso | Padres 9, D-backs 3
Alonso went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, including a solo homer.
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R.A. Dickey | Mets 3, Astros 1
Dickey hurled seven strong innings, inducing two key inning-ending double plays en route to his 16th win of the season.
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Andre Ethier | Dodgers 8, Marlins 2
Ethier went 4-for-4 for the second straight game and broke an L.A. record with hits in 10 straight at-bats.
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Tyler Flowers | White Sox 5, Mariners 4
Flowers came off the bench after A.J. Pierzynski was ejected in the third inning to hit a game-tying home run in the sixth.
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Alex Gordon | Royals 10, Red Sox 9 (12)
Gordon finished with two hits, two runs scored and four RBIs as his two-run single triggered a six-run seventh inning.
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Jason Heyward | Braves 7, Giants 3
Heyward gave the Braves a lead they would never relinquish by clubbing a three-run homer in the third.
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Steven Johnson | Orioles 8, Blue Jays 2
Johnson struck out seven over six innings, allowing just two runs on four hits.
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Ian Kinsler | Rangers 9, Twins 2
Kinsler led off the bottom of the first inning with a homer -- his fifth leadoff homer this year and 25th of his career -- then added a three-run triple in the third.
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Justin Masterson | Indians 3, Yankees 1
Masterson pitched into the seventh as the Tribe topped the Yankees.
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John Mayberry Jr. | Phillies 4, Nationals 2
Mayberry's solo homer in the sixth -- part of a three-RBI night -- gave the Phils the lead for good as they secured a series win over the Nationals.
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Brandon McCarthy | A's 4, Rays 2
McCarthy held the Rays to two runs in seven innings with seven strikeouts.
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Jhonny Peralta | Tigers 5, Angels 3
The Tigers trailed all night until Peralta delivered a go-ahead two-run double with two outs in the eighth, handing Detroit the victory.
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Brandon Phillips | Reds 8, Cardinals 2
Phillips fell a triple shy of the cycle, driving in two runs and scoring twice to pace the Reds' bats.
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Travis Snider | Pirates 4, Brewers 0
Snider made a spectacular catch and drove in a run on Saturday night.
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Carlos Torres | Rockies 4, Cubs 3
Torres pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings as the Rockies' bullpen shut down the Cubs.
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