Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:
Yonder Alonso | Padres 8, Astros 4
Alonso hit a pair of RBI doubles, the seventh time this season that he has hit two or more doubles in a game, setting a club record.
One day after losing his closer job, Axford fired 1 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up the win.
Butler led off the ninth with his 18th home run to cap a three-hit night and help the Royals snap a three-game skid with their third walk-off win of the season.
Highlights » Brandon Crawford | Giants 9, Braves 4
Crawford broke a tie in the 11th inning with a three-run homer.
Highlights » Doug Fister | Tigers 7, Angels 2
Fister held the Angels to one run on two hits while fanning a season-high 10 over eight innings.
Highlights » Tommy Hunter | Orioles 2, Twins 1
Hunter, making his first start since June 19, held the Twins to one run over 7 1/3 innings for the victory. Hunter allowed six hits and did not walk a batter.
Highlights » Garrett Jones | Pirates 9, Rockies 6
Jones had three hits, including a three-run homer in the third that ignited a Pirates comeback victory.
Clayton Kershaw | Dodgers 5, Phillies 3 (12)
Kershaw engaged in a brilliant duel with Cliff Lee, with the Dodgers lefty allowing just one run on five hits and striking out seven over eight innings.
Kubel hit two home runs in his return to the D-backs' lineup.
Highlights » Hiroki Kuroda | Yankees 6, Blue Jays 0 (7)
Kuroda allowed four hits over seven innings to earn the rain-shortened win.
Highlights » Adam LaRoche | Nationals 4, Mets 3
LaRoche's two-run homer in the sixth broke a scoreless tie, setting a solid Jordan Zimmermann up for the win as the Nats improved to 17 games over .500.
Highlights » Josh Reddick | A's 4, Rangers 3
With the A's trailing by a pair in the seventh, Reddick nearly hit a three-run homer, but settled for a two-run double that tied the game in an eventual walk-off win.
Highlights » Cody Ross | Red Sox 10, White Sox 1
Ross drilled two three-run homers and Adrian Gonzalez homered and drove in four.
Highlights » Carlos Santana | Indians 10, Rays 6
Santana notched two hits, including a three-run homer, and four RBIs.
Highlights » Geovany Soto | Cubs 5, Marlins 1
Soto has been struggling lately with runners in scoring position, but he delivered a go-ahead single to spark a four-run seventh.
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