MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sunday, Aug. 26

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sunday, Aug. 26

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sunday, Aug. 26
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Rob Brantly | Marlins 6, Dodgers 2
Brantly, a native of Temecula, Calif., belted his first career homer -- a two-run, go-ahead shot in the fifth -- in a park where he grew up watching games.
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Pedro Ciriaco | Tigers 5, Angels 3
Of his three hits, Ciriaco's seventh-inning RBI single proved to be the difference as the Red Sox held off the pesky Royals.
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Prince Fielder | Tigers 5, Angels 2
Fielder's two-run shot in the sixth inning put the Tigers ahead for good on Sunday.
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Tyler Flowers | White Sox 4, Mariners 3 (7)
Flowers struck for the second game in a row, hitting a two-run homer in the seventh inning to rally the White Sox to their sixth straight win, a rain-shortened, seven-inning affair.
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Curtis Granderson | Yankees 4, Indians 2
Granderson's 200th career homer added to a lead the Yanks built early en route to a win in their rubber match with the Tribe.
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Carlos Gomez | Brewers 7, Pirates 0
Gomez hit a three-run shot to break a scoreless tie in the fourth inning and lead the charge against the Bucs.
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Jeremy Hefner | Mets 2, Astros 1
Hefner struck out a career-high seven and took a shutout into the ninth inning, paving the way for Ike Davis' walk-off homer.
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Matt Holliday | Cardinals 8, Reds 2
Holliday rapped out four hits and knocked in four runs while falling a homer shy of the cycle to lead the Cards to a key series win.
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Tim Hudson | Braves 7, Giants 1
Hudson allowed one run on five hits in seven innings and also hit two singles.
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Cliff Lee | Phillies 4, Nationals 1
Lee went seven innings, allowing one run while also driving in a run with an RBI double as the Phils completed the sweep.
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Ben Revere | Twins 5, Rangers 5
Revere went 4-for-4 with an RBI triple and three runs scored as Minnesota handed Texas its first loss in five games.
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Chris Volstad | Cubs 5, Rockies 0 (8)
Volstad pitched 6 2/3 strong innings to end a 24-start winless stretch that dated back to July 17, 2011.
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Edinson Volquez | Padres 5, D-backs 4
Volquez threw seven strong innings, striking out seven and holding the D-backs to two runs as the Padres earned a sweep.
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