MLB.com Stars of the Game: Wed., Sept. 19

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Wed., Sept. 19

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Wed., Sept. 19
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Chris Archer | Rays 13, Red Sox 3
The young right-hander allowed three runs, scattered five hits and fanned six batters en route to his first big league victory.
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Bruce Chen | Royals 3, White Sox 0
Chen outdueled 17-game winner Chris Sale and helped the Tigers pull to within two games of the first-place South Siders.
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Adam Eaton | D-backs 6, Padres 2
Eaton's triple in the fifth inning tied the score at 2-2, and Eaton scored on a balk to give the D-backs a lead they would not relinquish.
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Ryan Howard | Phillies 3, Mets 2
With two outs in the ninth inning and the Phillies trailing by a run, Howard crushed a two-run homer to help keep the Phils' postseason hopes alive.
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Adam Jones | Orioles 3, Mariners 1 (11)
Jones broke a 1-1 tie in the 11th inning with a two-run shot, his 30th homer of the season.
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Matt Kemp | Dodgers 7, Nationals 6 (Game 2)
After the Dodgers' six-run lead was erased by the Nats in the eighth, Kemp launched a homer in the ninth to help L.A. pull out a doubleheader split.
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Lance Lynn | Cardinals 5, Astros 0
Lynn went 6 1/3 scoreless frames with five strikeouts for his 16th victory as the Cardinals won three in a row for the first time in September.
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Kris Medlen | Braves 3, Marlins 0
Medlen retired 12 straight to cap his eight-inning gem, as the Braves won for the 21st straight time in which he's started.
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Andy Pettitte | Yankees 4, Blue Jays 2
Pettitte showed no rust in his return from a fractured left fibula, working five shutout innings to help the Yankees nudge ahead of the O's for the AL East lead.
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Pablo Sandoval | Giants 7, Rockies 1
Sandoval drilled a three-run homer and stole his first base of the year in Wednesday's win.
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Jean Segura | Brewers 3 Pirates 1
Segura went 2-for-4 -- including a triple -- in the Brewers' victory.
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Geovany Soto | Rangers 6, Angels 2
Soto hit a two-run homer to cap Texas' three-run eighth inning against the Halos.
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Drew Stubbs | Reds 6, Cubs 5 (11)
Stubbs went 3-for-5, including the go-ahead single in the 11th, and scored three runs.
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Ichiro Suzuki | Yankees 2, Blue Jays 1
Snapping an eighth-inning tie, Ichiro's seventh and final hit during a day that started with a matinee victory set the Yankees up for a nightcap win over the Blue Jays.
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Justin Verlander | Tigers 6, A's 2
Though his pitch count topped 100 in the fifth, Justin Verlander finished six scoreless innings, and the Tigers' offense took care of the rest.
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Josh Willingham | Twins 6, Indians 4
Willingham became the first Twin since 1970 to hit 35 homers, as his four-hit, four-RBI night helped Liam Hendriks notch his first big league win.
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Jordan Zimmermann | Nationals 3, Dodgers 1 (Game 1)
Zimmermann worked around early trouble and allowed just one run in six innings to help lead the Nats to their 90th win of the season.
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