Rangers pitcher Derek Holland is Thursday's Player of the Day. Holland threw a complete game, two-hit shutout in the 2-0 win over the Yankees.
Cubs pitcher Matt Garza is National League Player of the Day. Garza struck out 10 over seven innings and gave up only one run in the 7-2 win over the Brewers.
Ryan Flaherty of the Orioles is American League Batter of the Day. Flaherty went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs in the 7-3 win over the Indians. This was Flaherty's Box-Toppers debut, the first time he was named Player of the Game. He is the 3,211th player to debut since Box-Toppers began in 1995.
Matt Kemp of the Dodgers is NL Player of the Day. Kemp was 2-for-4 in the 6-4 win over the Phillies.
Standings update: Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin rises to second place among players in Box-Toppers points for the 2013 season (see updated top 10 list on the home page). Corbin (7IP 6K ND) was Player of the Game in the 11-inning, 3-2 win over the Nationals. Corbin earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 11.4 for the season. He now leads all NL pitchers in Box-Toppers points and trails only Indians pitcher Justin Masterson, who has 11.7 Box-Toppers points.
Holland receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Garza receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Flaherty and Kemp 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||12.0||Rangers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Derek Holland (W, 6-4)||9.0||2||0||0||2||7|
|NL||6.0||Cubs||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Matt Garza (W, 3-1)||7.0||8||1||1||1||10|
|3.0||Red Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Koji Uehara (S, 3)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Mets||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||LaTroy Hawkins (W, 3-1)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||2.0||Orioles||Ryan Flaherty 2B, 3B||3||1||2||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Twins||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Samuel Deduno (W, 4-2)||7.0||5||1||1||1||3|
|BAT||1.0||Dodgers||Matt Kemp CF||4||2||2||1||0||2||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.