MLB.com Stars of the Game: Wednesday, Sept. 26

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

Norichika Aoki | Brewers 8, Reds 1
Aoki went 3-for-4, including his 10th homer, with a pair of doubles and a walk while driving in two runs and scoring twice.
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Brandon Belt | Giants 6, D-backs 0
Belt notched three hits, including a triple, and scored a run.
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Chris Davis | Orioles 12, Rays 2
The outfielder slugged two of his club's record-tying seven homers as Baltimore took another step forward in its bid to secure a spot in the postseason.
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Andy Dirks | Tigers 5, Royals 4
Dirks' takeout slide of Irving Falu on Jhonny Peralta's grounder allowed the winning run to score.
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Stephen Drew | Athletics 9, Rangers 3
Drew had four hits, including a leadoff double in Oakland's five-run first, and the A's went on to rout the AL West leader.
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Bryce Harper | Nationals 8, Phillies 4
Harper hit a two-run shot (his 20th homer) and added an RBI triple as the Nats reduced their magic number to win the NL East to four games.
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Torii Hunter | Angels 4, Mariners 3
Hunter delivered a tying single in the seventh inning, then a walk-off knock in the ninth to keep the Angels two games back in their frantic Wild Card chase.
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Matt Kemp | Dodgers 8, Padres 2
Kemp had four hits, including his 20th homer of the season, and four RBIs in helping the Dodgers trim their Wild Card deficit to 3 1/2 games.
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Paul Maholm | Braves 3, Marlins 0
Maholm fired 6 2/3 shutout innings and retired 13 of the final 14 batters he faced to help the Braves keep the heat on the Nats in the NL East.
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Bud Norris | Astros 2, Cardinals 0
Norris pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings, limiting the Cardinals to two hits while striking out seven and not allowing a walk in Houston's final home game as a National League team.
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Carlos Pena | Rays 4, Red Sox 2
Pena belted a two-run homer that triggered a three-run fifth and the Rays never looked back en route to their seventh straight win.
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Drew Pomeranz | Rockies 6, Cubs 0
Pomeranz tossed five shutout innings to earn his second win of the year and first since July 6.
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Vinny Rottino | Indians 6, White Sox 4
Rottino hit his third homer of the season to give the Indians an insurance run in the eighth inning en route to a series victory in Chicago.
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CC Sabathia | Yankees 8, Twins 2
Sabathia fanned 10 over eight innings of two-run ball as the Yankees took a step closer to securing a playoff berth by taking the series in Minnesota.
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Ruben Tejada | Mets 6, Pirates 0
Tejada led the Mets offense with a 4-for-5 showing behind Jeremy Hefner's dominant start.
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