Miguel Cabrera takes Box-Toppers points lead, while Indians' Scott Barnes is top player for Thursday, May 23

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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:

MLB5.0Indians 0000000  Scott Barnes (S, 1)3.020004
BAT4.0TigersMiguel Cabrera 3B322321  00.000000
 3.0Blue JaysJ.P. Arencibia C522400  00.000000
NL3.0Pirates 0000000  Jason Grilli (S, 19)1.000002
 1.0Angels Mark Trumbo 1B412201  00.000000