Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma is Monday's Player of the Day. Iwakuma struck out eight over seven innings in the 3-2 win over the Astros.
Iwakuma rises to fourth place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the 2013 season (updated list of top 10 players on the home page). Iwakuma earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 9.7 for the season.
Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo is National League Player of the Day. Gallardo threw eight scoreless innings in the 6-1 win over the Marlins.
Adam Dunn of the White Sox is American League Batter of the Day. Dunn hit two homers, drove in five runs and went 4-for-4 in the 10-6 win over the Blue Jays.
Brandon Phillips of the Reds is NL Batter of the Day. Phillips hit a grand slam and drove in all of his team's six runs in the 6-2 win over the Cubs.
Iwakuma receives 2.0 Box-Toppers
points for being Player of the Day. Gallardo receives 1.7 for AL Player of
the Day. Dunn and Phillips each receive 1.5 for being top
Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Monday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point:
|MLB||9.0||Mariners||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Hisashi Iwakuma (W, 7-1)||7.0||4||1||0||1||8|
|BAT||8.0||White Sox||Adam Dunn DH||4||3||4||5||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|NL||7.0||Brewers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Yovani Gallardo (W, 5-6)||8.0||4||0||0||1||4|
|BAT||5.0||Reds||Brandon Phillips 2B||4||1||2||6||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.0||Padres||Will Venable RF||3||2||2||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||`Red Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Koji Uehara||2.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|3.0||Rangers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Robbie Ross (W, 3-1)||1.0||0||0||0||1||3|
|3.0||Royals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Greg Holland (S, 13)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Orioles||Adam Jones CF||3||1||1||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Diamondbacks||Jason Kubel PH||1||0||1||1||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.