Braves' Teheran (near no-hitter), Blue Jays' Dickey (8.1 IP 2H), Rockies' Gonzalez (3HR) top players for Wednesday, June 5

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Braves pitcher Julio Teheran is Wednesday's Player of the Day. Teheran was four outs away from a no-hitter when he gave up his first and only hit in the 5-0 win over the Braves. Teheran struck out 11 over eight innings and gave up only two walks. 

Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey is American League Player of the Day. Dickey gave up no runs and only two hits over 8 1/3 innings in the 4-0 win over the Giants. 

Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies is National League Batter of the Day. Gonzalez homered three times and drove in six runs in the 12-4 win over the Reds. 

Brett Gardner of the Yankees is AL Batter of the Day. Gardner hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-3 in the 6-4 win over the Indians. 

Standings update: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt rises to seventh place in Box-Topper player standings (see updated standings on the home page) for the 2013 season. Goldschmidt (grand slam, 2-for-5, 4 RBI) was Player of the Game in the 10-3 win over the Cardinals. Goldschmidt earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game and now has 8.7 points for the season. Goldschmidt has scored 3.5 Box-Toppers points in the past week: He also earned 1.5 points on June 1 for being NL Batter of the Day and earned 1.0 point on June 2 for being Player of the Game. Goldschmidt is the current leader in Box-Toppers points among NL batters.

Teheran receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Dickey receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Gonzalez and Gardner each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

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


MLB16.0Braves 0000000  Julio Teheran (W, 4-2)8.0100211
 11.0Phillies 0000000  Cole Hamels (W, 2-9)7.0411111
AL9.1Blue Jays 0000000  R.A. Dickey (W, 5-7)8.120025
BAT7.0Rockies Carlos Gonzalez LF533601  00.000000
 6.2`Rays 0000000  Alex Cobb 7.250037
 5.0`White Sox 0000000  Nate Jones 2.000003
 4.0Mets Marlon Byrd RF432311  00.000000
 3.2`Rangers 0000000  Alexi Ogando 5.231136
 3.1Padres 0000000  Jason Marquis (W, 7-2)6.132226
BAT3.0Yankees Brett Gardner CF312300  00.000000
 2.0Diamondbacks Paul Goldschmidt 1B512402  00.000000
 2.0Athletics Josh Donaldson 3B413200  00.000000
 2.0Astros Matt Dominguez 3B412300  00.000000
 2.0Cubs Cody Ransom 3B412300  00.000000
 2.0Royals Billy Butler DH313110  00.000000

` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.