Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:
A.J. Burnett | Pirates 5, Marlins 1
Burnett threw 7 2/3 strong innings, allowing one run on eight hits and moving to 7-0 at PNC Park.
Cain produced three run-scoring hits in four at-bats to help the Royals even the series at one game apiece.
Highlights » Chris Capuano | Dodgers 8, Mets 5
Capuano fanned nine over seven innings as he picked up his 10th victory.
Highlights » Yu Darvish | Rangers 9, Angels 2
Darvish tied his career high with 11 strikeouts while allowing two runs on three hits over seven strong innings.
Kubel hit three homers in a game for the first time, collecting six RBIs in the D-backs' runaway win.
Highlights » John Lannan | Nationals 5, Braves 2
Shaking off rust for a smooth ride after a two-run first, Lannan hurled seven gutsy innings in his season debut to allow the Nats to take control in the nightcap.
Highlights » Ryan Ludwick | Reds 6, Brewers 2
Ludwick hit a two-run homer to cap the Reds' four-run first inning against Yovani Gallardo.
Highlights » Jordan Pacheco | Rockies 8, Padres 6
Pacheco drove in a career-high four runs, including the game-winning run in the 12th inning.
Highlights » Jarrod Parker | A's 2, Yankees 1
Parker held the Yankees to a run on five hits over eight innings, striking out five and walking one, to give Oakland its third straight win over New York and eighth in its last nine games.
Highlights » Rick Porcello | Tigers 7, White Sox 1
Porcello fell three outs shy of his first career complete game, handling the White Sox while leading the Tigers back into first place in the American League Central.
Highlights » Buster Posey | Giants 6, Phillies 5
Posey smacked four hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in three runs.
Highlights » Skip Schumaker | Cardinals 12, Cubs 0
Schumaker contributed a two-run triple and an RBI double in the Cardinals' historic 12-run seventh inning.
Highlights » Ben Sheets | Braves 4, Nationals 0
Sheets spun six shutout innings to help Atlanta gain a game in the National League East.
Highlights » Jim Thome | Orioles 3, Indians 1
Thome's two-run homer in the seventh gave the Orioles the lead.
Highlights » Jason Vargas | Mariners 2, Rays 1
Vargas allowed one unearned run over six-plus solid innings to pick up his 10th win of the season.
Highlights » Carlos Villanueva | Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 3
Backed by two towering homers, Villanueva won his third start of July.
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