Indians pitcher Scott Barnes is Thursday's Player of the Day. Meanwhile, Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers takes the top spot in Box-Toppers points for the season after being Player of the Game two days in a row.
Barnes struck out four over three innings and earned the save in the 12-3 win over the Red Sox.
Cabrera is American League Batter of the Day. Cabrera homered and went 2-for-3 in the 7-6 win over the Twins. It is the second straight day Cabrera has been Player of the Game. Cabrera earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 9.7 for the season, putting him atop the player leader list (see updated list on the home page).
Pirates pitcher Jason Grilli is National League Player of the Day. Grilli earned the save in the 4-2 win over the Cubs.
Barnes receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Grilli receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Cabrera receives 1.5 for being AL Batter of the Day.
All of Thursday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point:
|MLB||5.0||Indians||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Scott Barnes (S, 1)||3.0||2||0||0||0||4|
|BAT||4.0||Tigers||Miguel Cabrera 3B||3||2||2||3||2||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Blue Jays||J.P. Arencibia C||5||2||2||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|NL||3.0||Pirates||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jason Grilli (S, 19)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|1.0||Angels||Mark Trumbo 1B||4||1||2||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|