Rangers pitcher Derek Holland is Friday's Player of the Day. Holland threw eight shutout innings and struck out nine in the 7-0 win over the Red Sox.
Holland and Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez had identical 10.0 Box-Toppers game scores, but Holland was given the nod as Player of the Day by the strikeout tie-breaker—he had nine and Hernandez had seven.
Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett is National League Player of the Day. Burnett gave up only one run over seven innings and struck out nine in the 3-1 win over the Nationals.
Matt Holliday of the Cardinals is NL Batter of the Day. Holliday homered and went 3-for-4 in the 6-1 win over the Brewers.
Drew Stubbs of the Indians is American League Batter of the Day. Stubbs hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the 10th inning and went 4-for-5 in the 7-6 win over the Twins.
Holland receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Burnett receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Holliday and Stubbs receive 1.5 each for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Friday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point:
|MLB||10.0||Rangers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Derek Holland (W, 2-2)||8.0||6||0||0||1||9|
|10.0||Mariners||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Felix Hernandez (W, 4-2)||8.0||5||0||0||0||7|
|NL||8.0||Pirates||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||A.J. Burnett (W, 3-2)||7.0||5||1||1||1||9|
|7.0||Angels||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jason Vargas (W, 1-3)||9.0||3||0||0||2||3|
|BAT||4.0||Cardinals||Matt Holliday LF||4||3||3||2||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.0||Athletics||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||A.J. Griffin (W, 3-2)||7.0||6||0||0||1||4|
|3.0||Tigers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Drew Smyly (W, 2-0)||2.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.1||Phillies||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jonathan Pettibone (W, 2-0)||6.1||5||1||1||0||3|
|2.0||Giants||Buster Posey C||3||1||2||2||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.1||Reds||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||J.J. Hoover (S, 1)||0.1||0||0||0||0||1|
|BAT||1.0||Indians||Drew Stubbs CF||5||1||4||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Padres||Yonder Alonso 1B||4||1||2||2||0||0||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.