Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is Tuesday's Player of the Day. Kershaw struck out 11 and gave up no runs over 8 2/3 innings in the 2-0 win over the Nationals.
Kershaw moves up to fifth place in season Box-Toppers player rankings. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and now has 7.0 points, behind season leader Yu Darvish (8.0).
Tigers pitcher Doug Fister is American League Player of the Day. Fister struck out seven over seven innings in the 6-2 win over the Astros.
Carlos Beltran of the Cardinals is National League Batter of the Day. Beltran homered, went 3-for-5 and drove in four in the 10-4 win over the Mets.
Robinson Cano of the Yankees is American League Batter of the Day. Cano went 2-for-3 in the 4-3 win over the Mariners.
Standings update: Pitcher Patrick Corbin of the Diamondbacks rose to ninth place among players for the season. Corbin was Player of the Game in the 2-0 win over the Dodgers and earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.4 for the season.
Kershaw receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Fister receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Beltran and Cano receive 1.5 each for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Tuesday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point:
|MLB||13.2||Dodgers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Clayton Kershaw (W, 4-2)||8.2||5||0||0||1||11|
|9.0||Reds||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Homer Bailey (W, 2-3)||9.0||6||2||2||0||10|
|7.0||Rockies||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jeff Francis (W, 2-3)||6.0||3||1||1||1||7|
|AL||5.0||Tigers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Doug Fister (W, 5-1)||7.0||5||2||2||0||7|
|BAT||4.0||Cardinals||Carlos Beltran RF||5||2||3||4||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.0||Angels||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jason Vargas (W, 2-3)||7.0||5||2||2||1||7|
|4.0||White Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jake Peavy (W, 5-1)||7.0||5||2||2||0||6|
|4.0||Diamondbacks||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Patrick Corbin (W, 6-0)||7.0||3||0||0||5||5|
|4.0||Blue Jays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||R.A. Dickey (W, 3-5)||6.0||6||2||2||2||10|
|4.0||Rays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Fernando Rodney (S, 7)||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Phillies||John Mayberry CF, RF||4||1||3||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Rangers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Tanner Scheppers (W, 3-0)||2.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|BAT||2.0||Yankees||Robinson Cano 2B||3||1||2||2||1||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Pirates||Neil Walker 2B||3||2||2||0||2||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.