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MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sun., May 20

Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Mike Baxter | Mets 6, Blue Jays 5
Knocking three big hits and working a walk, Baxter was a home run shy of the cycle as the Mets squeaked by the Blue Jays.
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Josh Beckett | Red Sox 5, Phillies 1
Beckett held the Phillies scoreless until the eighth, allowing just one run over 7 2/3 innings to lift Boston to a series win.
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Collin Cowgill | A's 6, Giants 2
Cowgill delivered a two-run single, then bowled over Tim Lincecum to score on wild pitch in a four-run fourth.
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Johnny Cueto | Reds 5, Yankees 2
Cueto allowed just two runs over seven-plus innings while outdueling CC Sabathia.
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Tim Hudson | Braves 2, Rays 0
Hudson pitched 7 2/3 stellar innings to help Atlanta claim its Interleague series with Tampa Bay.
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Josh Johnson | Marlins 5, Indians 3
Johnson pitched seven innings of one-run ball while striking out four.
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Colby Lewis | Rangers 6, Astros 1
Lewis allowed one run in eight-plus innings and delivered two hits, including a two-run single in a five-run first.
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Jonathan Lucroy | Brewers 16, Twins 4
Lucroy matched a franchise record with seven RBIs, recording his first multihomer game with a solo shot in the first and a grand slam in the seventh as the Brewers set a season high in runs.
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Wade Miley | D-backs 2, Royals 0
Miley tossed seven strong frames, allowing six hits and two walks while striking out three for his fifth win as the D-backs won the rubber game.
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Jake Peavy | White Sox 6, Cubs 0
Peavy struck out seven over 6 1/3 scoreless innings to lead the White Sox to a sweep.
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Clayton Richard | Padres 3, Angels 2
Richard, a starting pitcher, delivered a pinch-hit single and scored the walk-off run in the 13th inning.
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Max Scherzer | Tigers 4, Pirates 3
Scherzer set a career high with 15 strikeouts, the most by a Tigers hurler since 1972.
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Justin Smoak | Mariners 6, Rockies 4
Smoak collected a pair of RBIs on two hits, including his fifth home run of the season, to help Seattle complete a three-game sweep at Coors Field.
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Stephen Strasburg | Nationals 9, Orioles 3
Strasburg hit his first Major League home run as part of a two-hit day and struck out eight over five frames.
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Scott Van Slyke | Dodgers 6, Cardinals 5
Van Slyke's first career home run, a three-run, pinch-hit shot with two outs in the seventh inning, catapulted the Dodgers past the Cardinals to complete a three-game sweep in a battle of first-place clubs.
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Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Mike Baxter | Mets 6, Blue Jays 5
Knocking three big hits and working a walk, Baxter was a home run shy of the cycle as the Mets squeaked by the Blue Jays.
Highlights »

Josh Beckett | Red Sox 5, Phillies 1
Beckett held the Phillies scoreless until the eighth, allowing just one run over 7 2/3 innings to lift Boston to a series win.
Highlights »

Collin Cowgill | A's 6, Giants 2
Cowgill delivered a two-run single, then bowled over Tim Lincecum to score on wild pitch in a four-run fourth.
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Johnny Cueto | Reds 5, Yankees 2
Cueto allowed just two runs over seven-plus innings while outdueling CC Sabathia.
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Tim Hudson | Braves 2, Rays 0
Hudson pitched 7 2/3 stellar innings to help Atlanta claim its Interleague series with Tampa Bay.
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Josh Johnson | Marlins 5, Indians 3
Johnson pitched seven innings of one-run ball while striking out four.
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Colby Lewis | Rangers 6, Astros 1
Lewis allowed one run in eight-plus innings and delivered two hits, including a two-run single in a five-run first.
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Jonathan Lucroy | Brewers 16, Twins 4
Lucroy matched a franchise record with seven RBIs, recording his first multihomer game with a solo shot in the first and a grand slam in the seventh as the Brewers set a season high in runs.
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Wade Miley | D-backs 2, Royals 0
Miley tossed seven strong frames, allowing six hits and two walks while striking out three for his fifth win as the D-backs won the rubber game.
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Jake Peavy | White Sox 6, Cubs 0
Peavy struck out seven over 6 1/3 scoreless innings to lead the White Sox to a sweep.
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Clayton Richard | Padres 3, Angels 2
Richard, a starting pitcher, delivered a pinch-hit single and scored the walk-off run in the 13th inning.
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Max Scherzer | Tigers 4, Pirates 3
Scherzer set a career high with 15 strikeouts, the most by a Tigers hurler since 1972.
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Justin Smoak | Mariners 6, Rockies 4
Smoak collected a pair of RBIs on two hits, including his fifth home run of the season, to help Seattle complete a three-game sweep at Coors Field.
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Stephen Strasburg | Nationals 9, Orioles 3
Strasburg hit his first Major League home run as part of a two-hit day and struck out eight over five frames.
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Scott Van Slyke | Dodgers 6, Cardinals 5
Van Slyke's first career home run, a three-run, pinch-hit shot with two outs in the seventh inning, catapulted the Dodgers past the Cardinals to complete a three-game sweep in a battle of first-place clubs.
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This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Mike Baxter, Josh Beckett, Collin Cowgill, Johnny Cueto, Tim Hudson, Josh Johnson, Colby Lewis, Jonathan Lucroy, Wade Miley, Jake Peavy, Max Scherzer, Justin Smoak, Stephen Strasburg