Mets pitcher Dillon Gee is Thursday's Player of the Day. Gee struck out 12 over 7 1/3 innings in the 3-1 win over the Yankees.
Orioles pitcher Freddy Garcia is American League Player of the Day. Garcia gave up no runs over eight innings and struck out six in the 2-0 win over the Nationals.
Ramiro Pena of the Braves is National League Batter of the Day. Pena went 3-for-4 with four RBIs in the 11-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Chris Carter of the Astros is AL Batter of the Day. Carter homered and drove in three runs in the 7-5 win over the Rockies.
Note: Cubs pitcher Travis Wood is Player of the Game in the team's 8-3 win over the White Sox. However, Wood was given the honor for his batting performance. He went 2-for-4 and hit a grand slam. (He also pitched six innings, struck out six and gave up only two runs.)
Gee receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Garcia receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Pena and Carter each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Thursday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point:
|MLB||13.1||Mets||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Dillon Gee (W, 3-6)||7.1||4||1||1||0||12|
|AL||11.0||Orioles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Freddy Garcia (W, 2-2)||8.0||3||0||0||0||6|
|6.0||Mariners||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Felix Hernandez (W, 6-4)||8.0||3||1||1||3||6|
|4.2||Rays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Alex Colome (W, 1-0)||5.2||5||1||0||2||7|
|BAT||4.0||Braves||Ramiro Pena 2B||4||1||3||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.0||Cubs||Travis Wood P||3||1||2||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|BAT||2.0||Astros||Chris Carter LF||3||1||1||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Red Sox||David Ortiz 1B||2||2||1||1||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Indians||Ryan Raburn RF||1||1||1||1||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Royals||Jeff Francoeur RF||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Angels||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jason Vargas (W, 5-3)||7.0||5||2||2||2||6|
|2.0||Twins||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jared Burton (S, 2)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Giants||Pablo Sandoval 3B||4||1||2||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Rangers||Nelson Cruz RF||4||2||2||1||1||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.