Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:
Ryan Braun | Brewers 10, Pirates 7
Braun had four hits, including two solo homers and an RBI single.
Ciriaco delivered a two-run single among his three hits to pace the Red Sox's offense.
Highlights » Mark Ellis | Dodgers 2, Padres 1
On the night Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier returned to the lineup, it was Ellis' two-run homer in the sixth that picked up Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers.
Fister threw seven strong innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out eight.
Highlights » Jonny Gomes | A's 6, Twins 3
Gomes hit a grand slam as part of a five-RBI night to send the A's to their seventh win in the last eight games.
Highlights » Justin Masterson | Indians 1, Blue Jays 0
Masterson threw seven shutout innings for the victory, limiting the Blue Jays to five hits with five strikeouts.
Highlights » Joe Nathan | Rangers 3, Mariners 2
Two seeing-eye singles, an error and a wild pitch had Nathan in a pickle, but the Texas closer held on for his 19th save.
Highlights » Brandon Phillips | Reds 5, Cardinals 3
Phillips went 3-for-4 with two runs scored to help lead the Reds past the Cardinals.
Highlights » Buster Posey | Giants 5, Astros 1
Posey belted a mammoth 448-foot homer and Madison Bumgarner threw seven strong innings as the Giants opened the second half with a win.
Highlights » David Ross | Braves 7, Mets 5
Filling in while Brian McCann is on paternity leave, Ross blew the game open in the third inning with a three-run shot.
Highlights » Josh Rutledge | Rockies 6, Phillies 2
In his Major League debut, Rutledge went 2-for-2 with two RBIs, a walk and a stolen base despite having to borrow teammates' shoes, bats and gloves due to a luggage mishap.
Highlights » Alfonso Soriano | Cubs 8, D-backs 1
Soriano went 4-for-4 with two homers, two doubles and five RBIs.
Mark Teixeira | Yankees 6, Angels 5
Teixeira's second homer, a three-run shot in the eighth, tied the game and set the stage for the Yankees to complete the comeback win.
Youkilis hung tough in a 14-pitch at-bat to deliver the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the top of the 14th that extended his RBI streak to eight games and ended the marathon series opener.
Highlights » Jordan Zimmermann | Nationals 5, Marlins 1
Zimmermann didn't allow a run for the first time this season, scattering four hits over six sharp frames in his first career win over Miami.
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