Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:
Yonder Alonso | Padres 3, Rockies 2
Alonso drove in a pair of runs to help the Padres beat the division-rival Rockies in their series opener.
Bruce blasted a mammoth three-run homer to right-center that capped a decisive five-run fourth inning.
Highlights » A.J. Ellis | Dodgers 9, Giants 1
After catching six solid innings from starter Ted Lilly, Ellis made him a winner with a tiebreaking RBI double.
Highlights » Rafael Furcal | Cardinals 9, D-backs 6
Furcal hit a leadoff homer -- one of five Cards dingers -- and finished with three hits and two RBIs.
Highlights » Nick Hagadone | Indians 8, White Sox 6 (Game 1)
Coming in with the tying run at the plate, Hagadone got the final three outs for his first career save.
Jaso's sac fly capped a three-run rally in the ninth as Seattle stole a victory from Detroit.
Highlights » Will Middlebrooks | Red Sox 11, Royals 5
The Red Sox's top prospect went deep twice to end a five-game losing streak.
Highlights » Bobby Parnell | Mets 5, Phillies 2
In a game hardly short on drama, Parnell's 1 2/3 innings of relief kept it tied to set up Jordany Valdespin's heroic homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth.
Jeff Samardzija | Cubs 5, Braves 1
Backed by three homers, Samardzija bested Tommy Hanson to win his fourth game of the season.
Snyder recorded a career-high six RBIs against the club that drafted him, sparking the Rangers' rout.
Highlights » Josh Tomlin | Indians 3, White Sox 2
Tomlin worked 7 1/3 innings in the rain, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out a career-high eight.
Highlights » Jered Weaver | Angels 8, Twins 3
Weaver improved to 5-0 by pitching six strong innings of one-run ball.
Highlights » Carlos Zambrano | Marlins 4, Astros 0
Big Z struck out nine and induced four double plays in a three-hit shutout of the Astros in his first Marlins win.
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