Tigers' Max Scherzer, Cards' Daniel Descalso top players for Tuesday, May 21

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Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer is Tuesday's Player of the Day. Scherzer gave up only two hits and one run over eight innings in the 5-1 win over the Indians.

Daniel Descalso of the Cardinals is National League Player of the Day. Descalso hit a grand slam homer and went 3-for-3 in the 10-2 win over the Padres.

Mike Trout of the Angels is American League Batter of the Day. Trout hit for the cycle (single, double, triple, home run) in the 12-0 win over the Mariners.

Scherzer receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Descalso receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Trout receives 1.5 for being AL Batter of the Day.

All of Tuesday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point:

521ScoreTeamBATTERSABRHRBIBBSO--PITCHERSIPHRERBBSO
MLB10.0Tigers 0000000  Max Scherzer (W, 6-0)8.021117
 10.0Athletics 0000000  Dan Straily (W, 2-2)7.020005
NL8.0Cardinals Daniel Descalso 2B333510  00.000000
 6.1White Sox 0000000  Jose Quintana (W, 3-1)6.130025
BAT6.0Angels Mike Trout CF524501  00.000000
 6.0Reds 0000000  Mike Leake (W, 4-2)7.030024
 4.0Pirates Travis Snider PH, RF211400  00.000000
 4.0`Giants 0000000  Matt Cain 7.042227
 3.0Phillies Ryan Howard 1B523300  00.000000
 3.0Orioles Chris Dickerson CF423201  00.000000
 3.0`Brewers 0000000  Michael Gonzalez (H, 3)1.000002
 2.0Braves Brian McCann C413200  00.000000
 1.1Rays 0000000  Alex Cobb (W, 5-2)6.131122
 1.0Rockies DJ LeMahieu 2B403200  00.000000
 1.0Royals Alcides Escobar PH, SS201200  00.000000

` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.