Giants' Madison Bumgarner tops players for Friday, June 14; Indians' Justin Masterson regains Box-Toppers points lead

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Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is Friday's Player of the Day and Indians pitcher Justin Masterson regained the Box-Toppers season points lead among players.

Bumgarner struck out 10 and allowed two hits over seven scoreless innings in the 6-0 win over the Braves. 

Masterson meanwhile passed Miguel Cabrera atop Box-Toppers points standings as he earned Player of the Game honors in the 2-1 win over the Nationals. Masterson struck out 10 over seven innings and left with a no-decision. He earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 11.7 for the season.  (See updated list of Top 10 players for 2013 on the home page.)

Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle is American League Player of the Day. Buehrle struck out seven over seven scoreless innings in the 8-0 win over the Rangers.

Freddy Galvis of the Phillies is National League Batter of the Day. Galvis hit two triples and drove in four runs in the 8-7 win over the Rockies. 

Billy Butler of the Royals is AL Batter of the Day. Butler went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs in the 7-2 win over the Rays. 

Bumgarner receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Buehrle receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Galvis and Butler each receive 1.5 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:


MLB14.0Giants 0000000  Madison Bumgarner (W, 6-4)7.0200110
AL9.0Blue Jays 0000000  Mark Buehrle (W, 3-4)7.040017
 9.0`Indians 0000000  Justin Masterson 7.0211410
 9.0Tigers 0000000  Rick Porcello (W, 4-3)7.030005
 9.0Pirates 0000000  Jeff Locke (W, 6-1)7.020015
 7.0Padres 0000000  Eric Stults (W, 6-5)9.021113
 5.0Astros 0000000  Erik Bedard (W, 2-3)6.031036
 4.0Marlins 0000000  Jose Fernandez (W, 4-3)7.0632210
MLB3.0Phillies Freddy Galvis SS522401  00.000000
 3.0Cubs 0000000  Edwin Jackson (W, 3-8)6.051137
 3.0Angels 0000000  Ernesto Frieri (S, 15)1.000002
 3.0`Reds 0000000  Aroldis Chapman 1.000002
 2.0Mariners 0000000  Joe Saunders (W, 5-6)7.051124
 2.0Orioles 0000000  Chris Tillman (W, 7-2)6.030043
MLB1.0Royals Billy Butler DH402301  00.000000

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