MLB.com Stars of the Game: Mon., Aug. 6

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Verlander's 14th strikeout00:00:28

8/6/12: Justin Verlander fans Ichiro Suzuki for his 14th strikeout of the game and the final out of the top of the eighth


Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out.
Yonder Alonso | Padres 2, Cubs 0
Alonso ignited the deciding rally as San Diego spoiled the return of the first baseman he replaced, Anthony Rizzo.
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Gordon Beckham | White Sox 4, Royals 2
Beckham hit a solo homer in the eighth inning to snap a 2-2 tie and propel Chris Sale and the White Sox past the Royals in the series opener at U.S. Cellular Field.
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Roger Bernadina | Nationals 5, Astros 4 (11)
Bernadina led off the 11th inning with a single and scored from first on a bunt thanks to two throwing errors.
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Aaron Cook | Red Sox 9, Rangers 2
Backed by his hot offense, Cook won for the first time since June 29.
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Yovani Gallardo | Brewers 6, Reds 3
Gallardo allowed a solo homer over seven strong innings and added an RBI single to record his 10th win of the season.
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Jon Jay | Cardinals 8, Giants 2
Jay notched four hits, including a two-run single to help ice the game.
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Andrew McCutchen | Pirates 4, D-backs 0
McCutchen hustled from first to third on two D-backs errors to set up a crucial run to back Erik Bedard's stellar start before the Bucs tacked on late.
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Justin Morneau | Twins 14, Indians 3
During a 10-run second inning, Morneau belted a solo shot and hit an RBI single, then added a two-run homer -- the 200th of his career -- in the fourth and finished with four RBIs .
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Ben Sheets | Braves 6, Phillies 1
Sheets allowed just one run while working into the eighth inning for the first time this season.
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Chris Tillman | Orioles 3, Mariners 1
Tillman took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and allowed one run on five hits with five strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings. Tillman is 3-0 with an 0.83 ERA vs. Seattle in his career.
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Jered Weaver | Angels 4, A's 0
Weaver threw a four-hitter for his MLB-best 15th win, giving the beleaguered Angels bullpen a night off.
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Justin Verlander | Tigers 7, Yankees 2
Verlander matched his career high with 14 strikeouts, holding the Yankees to two unearned runs over eight superb innings that took 132 pitches to complete.
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Eric Young | Rockies 2, Dodgers 0
The Rockies' leadoff man went 3-for-5 with three singles and scored both of Colorado's runs, in the first and third innings.