Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:
Pedro Alvarez | Pirates 10, Cubs 4
Alvarez's three-run homer in the first inning paved the way for the Bucs to lock up a sweep of their three-game set with the Cubs.
Blanco turned a key double play and knocked in the deciding run in a game-changing sixth inning.
Highlights » Melky Cabrera | Giants 3, Marlins 2
Cabrera added four hits -- including a home run -- to his MLB-leading total, while scoring all three Giants runs and stealing two bases.
Highlights » Miguel Cabrera | Tigers 4, Twins 3
Cabrera crushed a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth off Matt Capps to help the Tigers complete a three-game sweep of the Twins.
Highlights » R.A. Dickey | Mets 2, Padres 0
Dickey threw 7 1/3 shutout innings for the win, striking out 10 and allowing only three hits.
Highlights » Jeff Francoeur | Royals 4, Orioles 2
Francoeur belted a go-ahead solo homer in the sixth on a 2-for-4 day, as the Royals won their second straight and the series against the Orioles.
Gonzalez one-hit the Braves for seven innings and struck out 10 to improve to 7-1 as the Nationals completed a three-game sweep in Atlanta.
Highlights » Jerry Hairston | Dodgers 5, Astros 1
Hairston went 5-for-5, setting a career high in hits while batting in the No. 3 spot in the Dodgers' lineup with Matt Kemp on the DL.
Ian Kinsler | Rangers 12, Blue Jays 6
Kinsler tied a career high with four RBIs, driving in two with a double during a seven-run second and later adding a two-run homer.
Konerko went 2-for-4 and hit his 400th career home run in a White Sox uniform.
Highlights » Hiroki Kuroda | Yankees 2, A's 0
Kuroda tossed eight shutout innings as the Yankees beat Oakland for their fifth straight win.
Highlights » Yadier Molina | Cardinals 8, Phillies 3
Molina hit his third career grand slam in the first inning to power the Cards past the Phils.
Highlights » Kendrys Morales | Angels 4, Mariners 2
Morales totaled three hits, including a homer, drove in two and scored two as the Angels won their sixth straight.
Highlights » Brandon Phillips | Reds 7, Rockies 5
Of the nine homers in Sunday's game, Phillips' three-run blast was the only one which was not a solo shot.
Highlights » Sean Rodriguez | Rays 4, Red Sox 3
Rodriguez pulled the Rays into a tie atop the AL East after his two-run homer in the ninth capped a 2-for-4 day.
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