Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker is Sunday's Player of the Day. Parker struck out seven over 6 1/3 innings in the 2-0 win over the White Sox.
Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee is National League Player of the Day. Lee struck out 11 over 7 2/3 innings in the 7-5 win over the Brewers.
Marcell Ozuna of the Marlins is NL Batter of the Day. Ozuna went 3-for-5 and was a homer short of the cycle in the 11-6 win over the Mets.
Yunel Escobar of the Rays is American League Batter of the Day. Escobar hit a two-run homer and went 3-for-5 in the 11-3 win over the Indians.
Standings update: Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz scored 1.0 Box-Toppers point Sunday to maintain third place in player standings (see updated standings on the home page) for the 2013 season. Also, Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish rose to fourth place on the list. Buchholz (5IP 4K) was Player of the Game in the rain-shortened, six-inning 3-0 win over the Yankees. Darvish (7IP 0R 6K ND) was Player of the Game in the 3-1 win over the Royals. Both Buchholz and Darvish earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game. Buchholz now has 10.1 Box-Toppers points, Darvish has 9.0. Box-Toppers leader Miguel Cabrera has 10.7.
Parker receives 2.0 Box-Toppers
points for being Player of the Day. Lee receives 1.7 for NL
Player of the Day. Ozuna and Escobar 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:
|MLB||9.1||Athletics||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jarrod Parker (W, 4-6)||6.1||2||0||0||2||7|
|6.0||Red Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Clay Buchholz (W, 8-0)||5.0||2||0||0||1||4|
|NL||5.2||Phillies||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Cliff Lee (W, 7-2)||7.2||7||3||3||0||11|
|BAT||4.0||Marlins||Marcell Ozuna RF||5||2||3||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.0||Rockies||Dexter Fowler CF||3||2||2||3||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.0||Twins||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Scott Diamond (W, 4-4)||6.0||4||0||0||1||3|
|4.0||Pirates||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Justin Wilson (W, 5-0)||2.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Diamondbacks||Paul Goldschmidt 1B||3||3||2||1||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Giants||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Chad Gaudin (W, 1-1)||6.0||4||2||2||0||5|
|BAT||2.0||Rays||Yunel Escobar SS||5||2||3||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Blue Jays||Mark DeRosa PH, 4,5||2||1||2||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Astros||Carlos Pena DH||4||2||2||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Braves||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Craig Kimbrel (S, 17)||1.0||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.