Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:
Bruce Chen | Royals 8, Rays 2
Chen tossed seven solid innings for his second straight win, allowing five hits, one run and a walk while striking out five, as the Royals made it two straight in the series.
Darvish struck out 10 to notch his 10th win and improve to 7-0 at home.
Highlights » Gavin Floyd | White Sox 3, Twins 2
Floyd tied his season high with nine strikeouts over seven shutout innings, allowing five hits and no walks, to end an eight-start losing streak to the Twins.
Highlights » John Hester | Angels 7, Orioles 3
Hester homered and tallied a career-high three hits in a win against the Orioles.
Tim Hudson | Braves 8, D-backs 1
Hudson allowed one run and struck out seven over eight innings.
Hughes coasted through eight shutout innings, benefiting from a disputed seventh-inning call involving Dewayne Wise en route to the Yankees' fourth straight win.
Highlights » Adam LaRoche | Nationals 12, Rockies 5
On a night when the Nationals set a season high with 12 runs and tied a franchise record with 21 hits, LaRoche hit a pair of homers, driving in three runs and scoring three times.
Kyle Lohse | Cardinals 5, Marlins 2
Lohse, who dominated Miami on Opening Night, threw another gem at Marlins Park, allowing two runs in 7 1/3 innings for his seventh win of the year.
Lowrie hit a game-tying blast and scored the go-ahead run on as part of a two-hit night.
Highlights » Dustin Pedroia | Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 1
On a night the Red Sox were stifled by Blue Jays starter Aaron Laffey, Pedroia supplied the go-ahead knock after Jarrod Saltalamacchia tied the game with a homer when the bullpen took over.
Highlights » Anthony Rizzo | Cubs 5, Mets 3
Rizzo went 2-for-4 including a go-ahead double in his Cubs debut.
Highlights » Carlos Ruiz | Phillies 5, Pirates 4
Ruiz went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, and also made a stellar defensive play.
Highlights » Drew Stubbs | Reds 4, Brewers 3
After Bronson Arroyo's no-hit bid ended in the eighth with three game-tying runs, Stubbs gave the Reds the lead for good with his eighth homer in the bottom of the inning.
Highlights » Jason Vargas | Mariners 3, A's 2
Vargas matched a career high with 10 strikeouts, limiting the A's to two runs and three hits over 6 2/3 innings.
Ryan Vogelsong | Giants 2, Dodgers 0
Vogelsong beat Clayton Kershaw for the second time this season, tossing seven scoreless innings.
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