Indians' Corey Kluber tops players for Sunday, June 16; Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez now season leader among NL batters

Box-Toppers Daily Scorecard graphic.png

Indians pitcher Corey Kluber is Sunday's Player of the Day. Kluber struck out eight over eight shutout innings in the 2-0 win over the Nationals.

Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon is National League Player of the Day. Simon earned a three-inning save, striking out six, in the 5-1 win over the Brewers. 

Josh Reddick of the Athletics is American League Batter of the Day. Reddick homered and went 4-for-5 in the 10-2 win over the Mariners. 

Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies is NL Batter of the Day. Gonzalez homered and went 2-for-4 in the 5-2 win over the Phillies. With the Batter of the Day honor, Gonzalez rises to sixth place among players in Box-Toppers points for the 2013 season (see updated top 10 standings on the home page).  Gonzalez earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for the honor, giving him 9.5 points for the season. He becomes the top NL batter in Box-Toppers points, passing Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks (8.7). In addition, Gonzalez already has more Box-Toppers points this season than he did in 2012 (9.2).

Kluber receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Simon receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Reddick and Gonzalez each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

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


MLB9.0Indians 0000000  Corey Kluber (W, 5-4)8.070008
NL7.0Reds 0000000  Alfredo Simon (S, 1)3.020006
 6.2Tigers 0000000  Doug Fister (W, 6-4)7.222227
 6.0Braves 0000000  Julio Teheran (W, 5-3)6.070018
 5.0Marlins 0000000  Ricky Nolasco (W, 4-7)7.031114
BAT3.0Athletics Josh Reddick RF524200  00.000000
 3.0Blue Jays 0000000  Chien-Ming Wang (W, 1-0)7.070025
 2.0Orioles Nick Markakis RF534000  00.000000
BAT2.0Rockies Carlos Gonzalez LF422200  00.000000
 2.0Pirates Garrett Jones 1B312210  00.000000
 2.0Yankees Travis Hafner DH311310  00.000000
 2.0Mets Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF311311  00.000000
 1.0Royals Alcides Escobar SS413100  00.000000
 1.0Astros Jason Castro DH412201  00.000000
 1.0Padres Kyle Blanks 1B411301  00.000000