Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is Friday's Player of the Day. Darvish pitched seven shutout innings and struck out 10 in the 7-0 win over the Mariners.
Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez is National League Player of the Day. Rodriguez gave up only one hit over seven innings in the 6-0 win over the Braves.
Darvish and Rodriguez had identical 11.0 Box-Toppers games scores. But that tie was broken in Darvish's favor because he had more strikeouts.
Peter Bourjos of the Angels is American League Batter of the Day. Bourjos went 3-for-4 with three RBI in the 8-1 win over the Tigers.
Ryan Braun of the Brewers is NL Batter of the Day. Braun hit a three-run home run in the 5-4 win over the Cubs.
Note: Mets pitcher Matt Harvey takes over the lead in Box-Toppers player points for the season so far. Harvey threw seven innings and struck out seven and was Player of the Game in the 7-1 win over the Nationals. With the additional 1.0 Box-Toppers point, Harvey now has 5.0 for the season, passing Braves pitcher Paul Maholm (4.7).
Darvish receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Rodriguez receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Bourjos receives 1.5 points for AL Batter of the Day. Braun receives 1.5 points for NL Batter of the Day.
All of Friday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive one Box-Toppers point:
|MLB||11.0||Rangers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Yu Darvish (W, 3-1)||7.0||3||0||0||3||10|
|NL||11.0||Pirates||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Wandy Rodriguez (W, 2-0)||7.0||1||0||0||0||5|
|7.1||Rockies||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jhoulys Chacin (W, 3-0)||6.1||3||0||0||1||5|
|5.0||Mets||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Matt Harvey (W, 4-0)||7.0||4||1||1||3||7|
|5.0||Phillies||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Roy Halladay (W, 2-2)||7.0||2||2||2||2||6|
|BAT||3.0||Angels||Peter Bourjos CF||4||1||3||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Astros||J.D. Martinez LF||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Rays||Ben Zobrist RF||4||2||2||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|BAT||2.0||Brewers||Ryan Braun LF||3||1||1||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Yankees||Vernon Wells LF||5||2||2||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.