Mariners' Aaron Harang pitches 2-hit shutout, is top player for Tuesday, June 11

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Mariners pitcher Aaron Harang is Tuesday's Player of the Day. Harang threw a two-hit shutout, striking out 10, in the 4-0 win over the Astros.

Pedro Alvarez of the Pirates is National League Player of the Day. Alvarez homered and went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs in the 8-2 win over the Giants. 

Derek Norris of the Athletics is American League Batter of the Day. Norris homered, doubled and drove in four runs in the 6-4 win over the Yankees. 

Standings update: Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the 2013 season (see the updated list of top 10 players on the home page). Scherzer (7IP 3H 6K) was Player of the Game in the 3-2 win over the Royals. Scherzer earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 8.7 for the season. 

Harang receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Alvarez receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Norris receives 1.5 for AL  Batter of the Day.

All of Tuesday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point:


MLB17.0Mariners 0000000  Aaron Harang (W, 3-6)9.0200010
 6.0Orioles 0000000  Miguel Gonzalez (W, 4-2)8.041115
NL5.0Pirates Pedro Alvarez 3B323300  00.000000
 4.0Rockies Tyler Colvin RF422402  00.000000
BAT4.0Athletics Derek Norris C312400  00.000000
 4.0Tigers 0000000  Max Scherzer (W, 9-0)7.032226
 4.0`Dodgers 0000000  Zack Greinke 7.022225
 3.2Blue Jays 0000000  Brett Cecil (W, 2-0)1.200002
 3.0Rays Desmond Jennings CF533200  00.000000
 3.0Reds 0000000  Tony Cingrani (W, 3-0)7.042215
 2.1`Twins 0000000  P.J. Walters 7.162115
 2.0Cardinals Matt Holliday LF533101  00.000000
 2.0Marlins Derek Dietrich 2B211211  00.000000
 2.0Padres 0000000  Andrew Cashner (W, 5-3)8.062215
 0.0Indians 0000000  Corey Kluber (W, 4-4)8.061133

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