Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:
Homer Bailey | Reds 2, Pirates 1
Bailey held the Bucs to one run on six hits, while striking out four over seven strong innings to earn his 11th win of the season.
Butler collected three hits and three RBIs as his two-run single in the fifth highlighted one of the Royals' two big innings to help secure a series win.
Highlights » Trevor Cahill | D-backs 3, Dodgers 2
After allowing two runs in the first, Cahill didn't allow another as he struck out seven and didn't walk a batter in seven strong innings.
Highlights » Coco Crisp | A's 4, Angels 1
Crisp made a full-extension catch, threw out a runner at third and delivered an RBI single as the A's won their 12th straight on the road.
Ryan Dempster | Rangers 5, Indians 2
Dempster fanned eight in seven innings to win his fifth straight start, but Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre left the victory with injuries.
Grandal drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the sixth.
Highlights » Curtis Granderson | Yankees 5, Red Sox 4
After hitting a leadoff blast in the fourth, Granderson hit a two-run homer, his team-leading 37th, in the seventh to keep New York atop the AL East standings.
Highlights » Austin Jackson | Tigers 8, White Sox 6
Jackson went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored in a win that lifted the Tigers to one game out of first place.
Highlights » John Lannan | Nationals 2, Mets 0
Lannan tossed 5 2/3 shutout innings in place of Washington ace Stephen Strasburg as the Nats completed a three-game sweep.
Highlights » Manny Machado | Orioles 3, Rays 2
Machado made some key defensive plays, including snuffing out a late rally, and he singled and scored the game-winning run in the ninth.
Highlights » Kevin Millwood | Mariners 3, Blue Jays 2
Dealing with shoulder stiffness, Millwood retired the first 10 batters he faced and allowed just two hits over five solid innings.
Highlights » Jimmy Rollins | Phillies 3, Marlins 1
Rollins' second clutch two-run homer in two days powered the Phillies to their seventh win in a row.
Highlights » Marco Scutaro | Giants 8, Rockies 3
Scutaro notched three hits, two RBIs and two runs against his former team.
Highlights » Alfonso Soriano | Cubs 5, Astros 1
Soriano drove in two runs and made a great leaping catch in Wednesday's win.
Highlights » Rickie Weeks | Brewers 8, Braves 2
Weeks hit a three-run homer to kick off the scoring in Milwaukee's eight-run fifth inning.
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