Masterson retakes Box-Toppers points lead; Stults (12K), Navarro (3HR) top players for Wednesday, May 29

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Indians pitcher Justin Masterson retakes the Box-Toppers season points lead on the day a Padres pitcher struck out 12 and a Cubs catcher hit three homers to top all players for Wednesday.

Masterson rises to the top in Box-Toppers for 2013 with 10.7, moving him ahead of previous leader Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers, who has 9.7 points. (See current standings update on the home page.) Masterson (6IP 7K) was Player of the Game in the 5-2 win over the Reds, earning 1.0 Box-Toppers point Wednesday.

Eric Stults of the Padres is Wednesday's Player of the Day. Stults struck out 12 over eight innings in the 3-2 win over the Mariners. Stults left the game with the score tied 1-1 and so was not eligible for the win.

Rays pitcher Roberto Hernandez is American League Player of the Day. Hernandez pitched 8 2/3 innings and gave up only one run (no earned runs) in the 3-1 win over the Marlins.

Dioner Navarro of the Cubs is National League Batter of the Day. Navarro homered three times, drove in six runs and went 3-for-3 in the 9-3 win over the White Sox.

Chris Davis of the Orioles is AL Batter of the Day. Davis homered twice and went 4-for-4 in the 9-6 win over the Nationals.

Stults receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Hernandez receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Navarro and Davis each receive 1.5 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:

MLB15.0`Padres 0000000  Eric Stults 8.0311012
BAT10.0CubsDioner Navarro C343610  00.000000
AL9.2Rays 0000000  Roberto Hernandez (W, 3-5)8.231005
 6.2Blue Jays 0000000  Juan Perez (W, 1-0)2.200004
BAT6.0Orioles Chris Davis 1B434300  00.000000
 6.0Angels 0000000  Jered Weaver (W, 1-1)6.051107
 3.0Indians 0000000  Justin Masterson (W, 8-3)6.041147
 2.0PhilliesDomonic Brown LF422200  00.000000
 2.0Athletics Nate Freiman PH, 1B302300  00.000000
 2.0Cardinals Daniel Descalso PH, 2B101200  00.000000
 2.0Astros Marwin Gonzalez SS111100  00.000000
 2.0Twins 0000000  Glen Perkins (S, 11)1.010002
 1.0Pirates Pedro Alvarez 3B311202  00.000000
 0.0Mets Marlon Byrd RF512201  00.000000

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