Pirates' Francisco Liriano (7IP 2R 9K) tops players for Wednesday, May 22

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Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano is Wednesday's Player of the Day. Liriano threw seven scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and striking out nine in the 1-0 win over the Cubs.

Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson is American League Player of the Day. Wilson allowed only one run and struck out 10 over eight innings in the 7-1 win over the Mariners.

Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays is American League Batter of the Day. Bautista homered twice, hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning, drove in all of Toronto's four runs and went 4-for-4 in the 4-3 win over the Rays.

Joey Votto of the Reds is National League Batter of the Day. Votto homered and went 2-for-3 in the 7-4 win over the Mets.

Standings update: Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz rises to second place in player standings (see updated standings on the home page) for the 2013 season and Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers rises to fifth. Buchholz (7IP 1R) was Player of the Game in the 6-2 win over the White Sox. Cabrera (HR 2-for-4) was Player of the Game in the 11-7 win over the Indians. Both players earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point Wednesday. Buchholz now has 9.1 and Cabrera has 8.2, trailing season leader Justin Masterson of the Indians (9.7).

Liriano receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Wilson receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Bautista and Votto receive 1.5 each for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

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

MLB13.0Pirates 0000000  Francisco Liriano (W, 3-0)7.020019
 9.0Phillies 0000000  Cliff Lee (W, 5-2)9.030025
AL8.0Angels 0000000  C.J. Wilson (W, 4-3)8.0611210
BAT6.0Blue Jays Jose Bautista RF424410  00.000000
 4.1`Nationals 0000000  Gio Gonzalez 7.141125
 4.0Orioles Chris Davis 1B424200  00.000000
BAT4.0Reds Joey Votto 1B332220  00.000000
 4.0Cardinals 0000000  Tyler Lyons (W, 1-0)7.041114
 4.0`Rangers 0000000  Neal Cotts (H, 1)2.010003
 3.0Tigers Miguel Cabrera 3B422311  00.000000
 3.0Braves Evan Gattis C311401  00.000000
 2.0Dodgers Carl Crawford LF422210  00.000000
 2.0Rockies Carlos Gonzalez LF422200  00.000000
 1.0Astros Jason Castro C413100  00.000000
 1.0Red Sox 0000000  Clay Buchholz (W, 7-0)7.051134

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