Reds pitcher Mat Latos is Thursday's Player of the Day. Latos gave up two runs over 8 1/3 innings in the 5-3, 10-inning win over the Marlins. Latos did not earn the win in the game.
Mariners pitcher Hector Noesi is American League Player of the Day. Noesi struck out four over 4 1/3 innings in the 3-2 win over the Yankees. Though Noesi left the game with the Mariners leading, he did not pitch the minimum five innings to earn the win.
Travis Snider of the Pirates is National League Batter of the Day. Snider homered and went 3-for-5 in the 7-1 win over the Brewers.
Mitch Moreland of the Rangers is AL Batter of the Day. Moreland went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs in the 10-4 win over the Tigers.
Thursday was kind of a lackluster day for Box-Toppers game scores. The top game scores of the day (3.1) were the lowest top game scores of the season. Most times, game scores in that range wouldn't win Player of the Day honors. But Thursday, two pitchers who didn't pick up wins in their games, were atop Box-Toppers standings.
Latos receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Noesi receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Snider and Moreland receive 1.5 each for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Thursday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point:
|BAT||3.0||Pirates||Travis Snider RF||5||2||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Mets||Daniel Murphy 2B||4||2||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Giants||Brandon Crawford SS||4||2||2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Nationals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Stephen Strasburg (W, 2-5)||8.0||3||2||1||3||4|
|BAT||2.0||Rangers||Mitch Moreland 1B||4||1||2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Red Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Junichi Tazawa (W, 3-2)||2.0||2||0||0||0||2|
|1.0||White Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Addison Reed (S, 13)||1.0||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.