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MLB.com Stars of the Game: Saturday, Sept. 22

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Saturday, Sept. 22

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MLB.com Stars of the Game: Saturday, Sept. 22
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Jay Bruce | Reds 6, Dodgers 0
Bruce added to his career-high homer total with his 34th, a leadoff blast in the fourth that proved to be all Mat Latos and the Reds would need to clinch the NL Central title.
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Miguel Cabrera | Tigers 8, Twins 0
Cabrera mashed his 42nd home run to match Josh Hamilton for the American League lead as the Tigers slugger became the first player since 1967 to lead all three Triple Crown categories this late in a season.
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Jason Castro | Astros 4, Pirates 1
Castro's tiebreaking three-run homer in the seventh made a winner of Dallas Keuchel and the Astros.
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R.A. Dickey | Mets 4, Marlins 3
Dickey pitched eight shutout innings before allowing two in the ninth in picking up his 19th win of 2012.
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Ernesto Frieri | Angels 4, White Sox 2
Ernesto Frieri rebounded from his recent troubles to notch his 20th save and move the Angels to within 2 1/2 games of the A's for the second AL Wild Card spot.
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Jason Heyward | Braves 8, Phillies 2
Heyward went 2-for-4, scored twice and drove in four runs, including a three-run double that chased Roy Halladay in the second.
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Aaron Hill | D-backs 8, Rockies 7
Hill's bases-clearing triple keyed Arizona's five-run sixth inning in a high-scoring affair at Coors Field.
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Raul Ibanez | Yankees 10, A's 9
Ibanez, who started the day on the bench, hit two homers and drove in three runs to lead the Yankees to a thrilling comeback victory. His game-tying two-run shot in the 13th inning capped an unlikely four-run rally.
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Jon Jay | Cardinals 5, Cubs 4
After Carlos Beltran hit a game-tying homer in the ninth, Jay hit a go-ahead RBI double in the 10th.
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Adam LaRoche | Nationals 10, Brewers 4
LaRoche tied his career high by hitting his 32nd home run of the season as part of a three-hit day in a rout of the Brewers.
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Evan Longoria | Rays 11, Blue Jays 5
Longoria drove in three on a monster blast that hit off a light in left field to help lead the Rays on Saturday.
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Josh Kinney | Mariners 1, Rangers 0
Kinney relieved Blake Beavan with two on and no outs in the eighth and retired three straight Rangers to preserve the shutout.
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Marco Scutaro | Giants 8, Padres 4
Scutaro sparked the offense in the Giants' division-clinching win with three hits and three RBIs.
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Will Smith | Royals 5, Indians 3
Smith threw seven strong innings, allowing two runs on eight hits while striking out five.
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Jim Thome | Orioles 9, Red Sox 6
Thome's RBI ground-rule double in the 12th inning helped the O's to their sixth straight win.
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