09/16/12 1:51 AM ET
MLB.com's Stars of the Game: Saturday, Sept. 15
By / MLB.com
Billy Butler | Royals 3, Angels 2
Butler ended the offensive drought as his game-tying two-run homer with one out in the ninth set the stage for Salvador Perez's walk-off jack three pitches later to cap a wild comeback.
The third baseman hit his fifth game-winning RBI, as he laced a two-run double down the left-field line in the ninth as Boston won consecutive games for the first time in nearly three weeks.
Luis Cruz | Dodgers 4, Cardinals 3
A day after belting a decisive homer, Cruz hit a tying double with two outs in the ninth to help set up a dramatic walk-off win that forced a tie for the second NL Wild Card spot.
Drew made a series of highlight-reel defensive plays and sparked the A's five-run third inning with a leadoff home run.
Highlights » Freddie Freeman | Braves 5, Nationals 4
Freeman fell a double short of the cycle, but his 3-for-4 effort led a Braves rally that dropped the Nats to their second straight loss.
Highlights » Jesus Guzman | Padres 4, Rockies 3
Guzman blasted a game-winning three-run homer.
Highlights » Justin Maxwell | Astros 5, Phillies 0
Maxwell smacked a two-run homer in the first inning in Saturday's win vs. the Phillies.
Highlights » Ivan Nova | Yankees 5, Rays 3
In his return from a bout with right shoulder inflammation, Nova shut down the Rays into the seventh, keeping the Yankees atop the American League East.
Highlights » Buster Posey | Giants 3, D-backs 2
Posey had a tiebreaking homer among his three hits as the Giants won their fourth straight in Arizona.
Highlights » Wandy Rodriguez | Pirates 7, Cubs 6
Rodriguez allowed three runs (one earned) over six innings as the Bucs snapped a seven-game skid.
Highlights » Anibal Sanchez | Tigers 5, Indians 3
Sanchez carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, helping the Tigers remain a game behind the first-place White Sox in the AL Central.
Highlights » Justin Smoak | Mariners 8, Rangers 6
Smoak went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, with his biggest hit a solo homer that put Seattle back in the lead after a six-run advantage evaporated.
Highlights » Giancarlo Stanton | Marlins 6, Reds 4
Stanton started the scoring with a two-run triple off Johnny Cueto in the first.
Rickie Weeks | Brewers 9, Mets 6
Weeks went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and capped a five-run fourth inning with a two-run homer.
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