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MLB.com Stars of the Game: Friday, Aug. 31

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

Adrian Beltre | Rangers 5, Indians 3
Beltre went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored, and made a fine defensive play.
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Jay Bruce | Reds 9, Astros 3
Bruce, who lives in Texas, crushed a three-run shot in front of family and friends at Minute Maid Park.
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Ike Davis | Mets 3, Marlins 0
Davis gave R.A. Dickey all the support he needed with a fourth-inning sac fly, and he added a two-run homer - his 25th of the season -- for good measure.
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Dan Haren | Angels 9, Mariners 1
Haren allowed no earned runs over seven innings as the Angels won their fourth straight and for the eighth time in 10 games.
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Erik Kratz | Phillies 8, Braves 5
After hanging on to the ball in a home-plate collision with Chipper Jones earlier in the game, Kratz delivered a big blow of his own, drilling a game-tying homer in the ninth off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel.
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Jason Kubel | D-backs 4, Dodgers 3 (11)
Kubel led off the 11th inning and sent Matt Guerrier's third pitch into the right-field seats to give the D-backs their eighth straight win over the Dodgers.
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Carlos Quentin | Padres 5, Rockies 4
Quentin went 2-for-4, including a solo homer in the second inning and an RBI ground-rule double in the fifth, as the Padres won for the 10th time in their past 11 games.
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Brandon Moss | A's 20, Red Sox 2
Moss hit one of the A's five home runs in the blowout, collecting career highs with four hits and four RBIs.
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Aramis Ramirez | Brewers 9, Pirates 3
Ramirez drove in four runs on a two-run homer and two-run single on Friday.
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Mark Reynolds | Orioles 6, Yankees 1
Reynolds belted two homers and also flashed some leather as the O's pulled within two games of the Yankees.
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Moises Sierra | Blue Jays 1, Rays 1
Sierra hit a solo home run and gunned down the potential tying run at the plate for the final out.
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Alfonso Soriano | Cubs 6, Giants 4
Soriano hit his 24th homer and knocked in three runs to lead the Cubs over the NL West-leading Giants.
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Jayson Werth | Nationals 10, Cardinals 0
Reaching base in all five plate appearances, Werth helped spark the offense that backed Gio Gonzalez's brilliant shutout for the Nats' 80th win.
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Delmon Young | Tigers 7, White Sox 4
Young's bases-loaded double in the seventh inning snapped a 4-4 tie and sent the Tigers, who cut Chicago's division lead to two games, on to victory in the opener of a key AL Central showdown at Comerica Park.
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Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Adrian Beltre | Rangers 5, Indians 3
Beltre went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored, and made a fine defensive play.
Highlights »

Jay Bruce | Reds 9, Astros 3
Bruce, who lives in Texas, crushed a three-run shot in front of family and friends at Minute Maid Park.
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Ike Davis | Mets 3, Marlins 0
Davis gave R.A. Dickey all the support he needed with a fourth-inning sac fly, and he added a two-run homer - his 25th of the season -- for good measure.
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Dan Haren | Angels 9, Mariners 1
Haren allowed no earned runs over seven innings as the Angels won their fourth straight and for the eighth time in 10 games.
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Erik Kratz | Phillies 8, Braves 5
After hanging on to the ball in a home-plate collision with Chipper Jones earlier in the game, Kratz delivered a big blow of his own, drilling a game-tying homer in the ninth off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel.
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Jason Kubel | D-backs 4, Dodgers 3 (11)
Kubel led off the 11th inning and sent Matt Guerrier's third pitch into the right-field seats to give the D-backs their eighth straight win over the Dodgers.
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Carlos Quentin | Padres 5, Rockies 4
Quentin went 2-for-4, including a solo homer in the second inning and an RBI ground-rule double in the fifth, as the Padres won for the 10th time in their past 11 games.
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Brandon Moss | A's 20, Red Sox 2
Moss hit one of the A's five home runs in the blowout, collecting career highs with four hits and four RBIs.
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Aramis Ramirez | Brewers 9, Pirates 3
Ramirez drove in four runs on a two-run homer and two-run single on Friday.
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Mark Reynolds | Orioles 6, Yankees 1
Reynolds belted two homers and also flashed some leather as the O's pulled within two games of the Yankees.
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Moises Sierra | Blue Jays 1, Rays 1
Sierra hit a solo home run and gunned down the potential tying run at the plate for the final out.
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Alfonso Soriano | Cubs 6, Giants 4
Soriano hit his 24th homer and knocked in three runs to lead the Cubs over the NL West-leading Giants.
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Jayson Werth | Nationals 10, Cardinals 0
Reaching base in all five plate appearances, Werth helped spark the offense that backed Gio Gonzalez's brilliant shutout for the Nats' 80th win.
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Delmon Young | Tigers 7, White Sox 4
Young's bases-loaded double in the seventh inning snapped a 4-4 tie and sent the Tigers, who cut Chicago's division lead to two games, on to victory in the opener of a key AL Central showdown at Comerica Park.
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R.A. Dickey, Carlos Quentin, Mark Reynolds, Alfonso Soriano, Delmon Young