Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:
Jose Altuve | Astros 9, Cardinals 8
Altuve tied a career high with four hits and scored three runs to lead the Astros over the rival Redbirds.
Barmes drove in three runs on three hits including an RBI double off Homer Bailey.
Highlights » Bruce Chen | Royals 1, Twins 0
Chen allowed four hits in seven strong innings, notching his fifth victory in his past six starts.
Ryan Dempster | Cubs 10, Brewers 0
Dempster allowed three hits over seven shutout innings, snapping an 18-start winless streak.
Harper's RBI single in the 12th was the first walk-off hit of his career, giving the Nats sole possession of first in the NL East.
Highlights » Elian Herrera | Dodgers 2, Phillies 1
Herrera laced a go-ahead two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning off Cliff Lee.
Highlights » Ubaldo Jimenez | Indians 4, Tigers 2
Backed by a trio of Tribe RBI triples, Jimenez was in control, holding the Tigers to one run on five hits and a walk at Comerica Park.
Highlights » Ian Kennedy | D-backs 10, Rockies 0
Kennedy struck out 12 Rockies to lead the D-backs to their third win in four games.
Highlights » Alexi Ogando | Rangers 6, A's 3
Ogando provided invaluable relief behind starter Derek Holland, striking out four in 1 2/3 innings and stranding two runners in each of his frames.
Highlights » Ronny Paulino | Orioles 8, Red Sox 6
The designated hitter hit a go-ahead RBI single in the 10th as the O's moved back into a first-place tie in the AL East.
Highlights » Andy Pettitte | Yankees 7, Rays 0
Pettitte turned back the clock yet again, striking out 10 over 7 1/3 innings to earn the 243rd win of his career.
Highlights » Carlos Quentin | Padres 6, Giants 5
Quentin homered twice and doubled, with his second shot tying the game in the eighth.
Highlights » Colby Rasmus | Blue Jays 9, White Sox 5
Rasmus went 5-for-5 with a three RBIs and finished a triple shy of the cycle to lead the Blue Jays to a series-opening win against the White Sox in Chicago.
Highlights » Mark Trumbo | Angels 6, Mariners 1
Trumbo connected for two homers in a 4-for-4, four-RBI night that helped Garrett Richards to his first MLB win.
Dan Uggla | Braves 11, Marlins 0
Uggla went 4-for-5 with two homers -- including the 200th of his career -- and drove in five runs as Atlanta cruised in Miami.
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