Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:
Pedro Alvarez | Pirates 6, Cardinals 3
Alvarez continued his hot streak, hitting his third homer in four games, a go-ahead shot in the sixth inning.
Blanton tossed a shutout, allowing three hits and zero walks while striking out six.
Highlights » Ryan Dempster | Reds 4, Cubs 3
Dempster tossed eight scoreless innings on his 35th birthday.
Harper's RBI double in the sixth was the difference as the Nats took the series win over Arizona.
Highlights » Jeff Keppinger | Rays 4, Mariners 3
Keppinger went 2-for-2 with a walk, including a two-run homer in a four-run second inning.
Jason Kipnis | Indians 7, White Sox 5
Kipnis tripled and homered, knocking in four as the Indians won their fourth straight road series.
Morrow fired his second career shutout, allowing three hits while facing only 28 batters.
Highlights » Mike Moustakas | Royals 4, Yankees 3
Moustakas homered, hit a two-run single and made a game-saving play with two outs in the ninth in the Royals' first home win.
Highlights » Anibal Sanchez | Marlins 3, Giants 2
Though his scoreless-innings streak at AT&T Park ended at 23, Sanchez tossed seven strong innings, allowing just one run.
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