Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers takes over the top spot among players in Box-Toppers points for the season after being American League Player of the Day Friday. (See updated top 10 player standings on the home page.)
Meanwhile, Braves pitcher Julio Teheran is Friday's overall Player of the Day. Teheran struck out 10 and gave up no runs over six innings in the 3-0 win over the Diamondbacks.
Cabrera is Friday's AL Player of the Day after hitting two homers, driving in three runs and going 4-for-4 in the 6-3 win over the Rays. Cabrera earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 12.4 for the season. Cabrera rises from eighth place to first, passing previous leader Justin Masterson of the Indians, who has 11.7 points.
This is the fourth time this season that Cabrera has taken the Box-Toppers points lead. Most recently, he took the lead from Masterson on June 1, only to lose it again on June 14. Cabrera has passed his Box-Toppers points total for 2012, when he had 11.7. Though he was voted AL most valuable player in 2012, he finished third among AL batters in Box-Toppers points, behind leader Adrian Beltre of the Rangers, with 13.5. In addition, the 12.4 Box-Toppers points Cabrera has scored only halfway through 2013 is already the fourth-most points he has scored in any of his 11 seasons. In 2009, he scored 16.5 points with the Tigers, in 2007, he scored 15.0 with the Marlins and in 2006, he scored 13.0 with the Marlins.
Delmon Young is Friday's National League Batter of the Day. Young drove in six runs, homered and went 3-for-6 in the 16-1 win over the Dodgers.
Teheran receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Cabrera receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Young receives 1.5 for being NL Batter of the Day.
All of Friday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point:
|MLB||11.0||Braves||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Julio Teheran (W, 6-4)||6.0||4||0||0||1||10|
|AL||6.0||Tigers||Miguel Cabrera 3B||4||3||4||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|5.1||Orioles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Kevin Gausman (W, 1-3)||4.1||3||0||0||0||4|
|5.0||Royals||Eric Hosmer 1B||4||3||3||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|5.0||Indians||Jason Kipnis 2B||4||4||3||2||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|5.0||Rockies||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jhoulys Chacin (W, 7-3)||8.0||3||0||0||3||3|
|BAT||4.0||Phillies||Delmon Young RF||6||1||3||6||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.0||Athletics||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Bartolo Colon (W, 11-2)||8.0||6||1||1||1||5|
|4.0||Pirates||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Ryan Reid (S, 1)||3.0||2||0||0||1||4|
|3.0||Mariners||Jason Bay LF||1||2||1||1||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Indians||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Vinnie Pestano (S, 6)||1.0||0||0||0||1||3|
|3.0||Red Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Koji Uehara (S, 4)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.2||Rangers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Martin Perez (W, 2-1)||6.2||6||0||0||1||3|
|2.0||Padres||Will Venable RF||5||1||3||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Nationals||Ian Desmond SS||4||2||2||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Angels||Erick Aybar SS||3||1||2||2||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|