Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is Thursday's Player of the Day. Zimmerman struck out nine over eight innings in the 5-1 win over the Rockies.
Zimmermann rises to sixth place in Box-Toppers player season standings (see updated top 10 list on the home page). Zimmermann earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 9.7 for the season.
Tigers closing pitcher Drew Smyly is American League Player of the Day. Smyly struck out four in two innings and earned the win in the 4-3 win over the Red Sox.
Pedro Alvarez of the Pirates is National League Batter of the Day. Alvarez homered, drove in all of his team's five runs and went 3-for-4 in the 5-3 win over the Reds.
Evan Longoria of the Rays is AL Batter of the Day. Longoria hit two homers in the 8-3 win over the Yankees.
Standings update: Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers player season standings (see the updated top 10 list on the home page). Lynn (6IP 1R) was Player of the Game in the 6-1 win over the Cubs. He earns 1.0 Box-Toppers for being Player of the Game, giving him 9.4 for the season.
Zimmermann receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Smyly receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Alvarez and Longoria each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Thursday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point:
|MLB||9.0||Nationals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jordan Zimmermann (W, 10-3)||8.0||6||1||0||1||9|
|BAT||5.0||Pirates||Pedro Alvarez 3B||4||1||3||5||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|5.0||Cardinals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Lance Lynn (W, 10-1)||6.0||3||1||1||2||6|
|AL||5.0||Tigers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Drew Smyly (W, 3-0)||2.0||1||0||0||0||4|
|BAT||4.0||Rays||Evan Longoria 3B||3||2||2||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Mets||David Wright 3B||4||2||3||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Angels||Peter Bourjos CF||4||3||3||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Padres||Pedro Ciriaco SS||4||2||2||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Twins||Oswaldo Arcia RF, LF||4||1||3||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Marlins||Marcell Ozuna PH||1||0||1||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Astros||Matt Dominguez 3B||4||1||3||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Rangers||Ian Kinsler DH||3||1||1||2||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|