MLB.com's Stars of the Game: Saturday, Sept. 1

MLB.com's Stars of the Game: Saturday, Sept. 1

MLB.com's Stars of the Game: Saturday, Sept. 1
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Josh Beckett | Dodgers 2, D-backs 1
Beckett fanned nine D-backs over 6 2/3 innings in his Dodger Stadium debut as L.A. ended an eight-game slide against Arizona.
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Jhoulys Chacin | Rockies 9, Padres 1
Chacin limited the Padres to one run on five hits over seven innings, with four strikeouts.
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David Freese | Cardinals 10, Nationals 9
Freese homered and capped a three-hit day with a go-ahead single in the ninth to help the Cards end their four-game skid.
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Avisail Garcia | Tigers 5, White Sox 1
Garcia recorded his first Major League hit and RBI with a single in the fifth inning to open a three-run lead for a dominant Max Scherzer as the Tigers climbed to within one game of the first-place White Sox.
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A.J. Griffin | A's 7, Red Sox 1
Making his first start since Aug. 4, the righty flirted with a perfect game as Oakland ran its winning streak to eight games and moved within three games of the AL West-leading Rangers.
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Lucas Harrell | Astros 2, Reds 1
Though he came away with a no-decision, Harrell pitched well enough to win, throwing seven innings of one-run ball.
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Corey Hart | Brewers 3, Pirates 2
Hart blasted a walk-off homer to left field and scored twice.
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Derek Jeter | Yankees 4, Orioles 3
Jeter's bases-loaded walk in the seventh tied the game, setting the stage for the Yankees to complete their three-run rally.
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Matt Joyce | Rays 5, Blue Jays 4
Joyce went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and three RBIs to lead the Rays to victory.
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Joe Mauer | Twins 8, Royals 7 (Game 2)
Mauer hit the Twins' first grand slam of the season and caught a runner attempting to steal in the ninth as Minnesota won the nightcap to complete a doubleheader sweep.
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Justin Morneau | Twins 3, Royals 1 (Game 1)
Morneau drove in a pair of runs and helped turn a clutch double play late to help the Twins win the opener of a doubleheader.
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Xavier Nady | Giants 5, Cubs 2
Nady delivered a three-run double in his first at-bat with the Giants.
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Jimmy Rollins | Phillies 5, Braves 1
Rollins went 3-for-5 and belted his 16th homer of the season to pace the offense.
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Carlos Santana | Indians 4, Rangers 3
Santana's two-run single got the scoring started in the Indians' big first inning.
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Ervin Santana | Angels 5, Mariners 2
Santana allowed two runs on four hits over seven strong innings, winning a duel with Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.
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Kelly Shoppach | Mets 5, Marlins 3
Shoppach came in as a defensive replacement, but he delivered in his lone at-bat, hitting a bases-clearing single to put the Mets on top in the ninth.
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