MLB.com's Stars of the Game: Tuesday, Oct. 2

MLB.com's Stars of the Game: Tuesday, Oct. 2

MLB.com's Stars of the Game: Tuesday, Oct. 2
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Alcides Escobar | Royals 4, Tigers 2
Escobar homered and delivered an RBI single at the plate before making two stellar defensive plays late to help the Royals even the series at a game apiece.
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Patrick Corbin | D-backs 5, Rockies 3
Before Aaron Hill's walk-off homer, Corbin pitched seven solid innings in his final start of the season, allowing one run on six hits over seven innings, with six strikeouts.
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Jonny Gomes | Athletics 3, Rangers 1
Gomes homered as the A's edged the Rangers to take the AL West title race into the final day of the season.
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Miguel Gonzalez | Orioles 1, Rays 0
Gonzalez allowed just two hits and struck out seven over 6 1/3 scoreless innings to keep the O's a game out of first place in the AL East.
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Travis Hafner | Indians 4, White Sox 3 (12)
Hafner delivered a pinch-hit, game-tying two-run homer off Jake Peavy in the ninth inning to breathe new life into the Indians, who secured a comeback win in the 12th.
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Raul Ibanez | Yankees 4, Red Sox 3 (12)
The veteran came off the bench and delivered a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth, and he then provided a walk-off RBI single in the 12th to keep New York alone in first place.
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Hisashi Iwakuma | Mariners 6, Angels 1
Iwakuma racked up seven strikeouts over six scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 2.65 in 16 starts.
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Chad Jenkins | Blue Jays 4, Twins 3
Jenkins earned his first Major League victory with five-plus innings of two-run ball.
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Garrett Jones | Pirates 5, Braves 1
Jones hit a two-run shot during a three-run fifth inning to put the game out of reach.
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Adam LaRoche | Nationals 4, Phillies 2
LaRoche went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and notched his 100th RBI of the season, a career high.
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Mat Latos | Reds 3, Cardinals 1
Latos allowed one run on four hits over five strong innings and tied a career high with his 14th victory.
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Martin Maldonado | Brewers 4, Padres 3
With his first career grand slam, Maldonado provided all the offense the Brewers would need to top the Padres.
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Bud Norris | Astros 3, Cubs 0
Norris tossed six shutout innings and struck out four.
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Jose Reyes | Marlins 4, Mets 3 (11)
Leading off the 11th inning, Reyes ripped a triple and eventually scored the game-winning run on Donovan Solano's walk-off single.
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Marco Scutaro | Giants 4, Dodgers 3
Scutaro followed a two-out intentional walk in the fifth with a two-run double that proved to be the difference as the Giants dashed the Dodgers' playoff hopes.
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