Tigers' Max Scherzer, Dodgers' Zack Greinke top players for Thursday, June 6

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Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer is Thursday's Player of the Day. Scherzer struck out nine and gave up only one run over seven innings in the 5-2 win over the Rays. 

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke is National League Player of the Day. Greinke struck out seven and gave up no runs over seven innings in the 5-0 win over the Braves. 

Yoenis Cespedes of the Athletics is American League Batter of the Day. Cespedes homered twice, going 2-for-4 in the 5-4 win over the White Sox. 

John Mayberry of the Phillies is NL Batter of the Day. Mayberry went 3-for-5 in the 5-1 win over the Brewers. 

Standings update: Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller rises to fourth place in Box-Topper player standings (see updated standings on the home page) for the 2013 season. Miller (6IP 9K) was Player of the Game in the 12-8 win over the Diamondbacks. Miller earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game and now has 9.7 points for the season. Miller is now points leader among NL pitchers.

Scherzer receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Greinke receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Cespedes and Mayberry 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:


MLB8.0Tigers 0000000  Max Scherzer (W, 8-0)7.041129
 8.0Yankees 0000000  Phil Hughes (W, 3-4)7.031027
NL7.0Dodgers 0000000  Zack Greinke (W, 3-1)7.040037
 5.0Cardinals 0000000  Shelby Miller (W, 7-3)6.062209
 5.0Orioles 0000000  Miguel Gonzalez (W, 3-2)6.051117
 4.0Padres 0000000  Luke Gregerson (W, 4-2)2.010003
BAT2.0Athletics Yoenis Cespedes LF422200  00.000000
 2.0Royals Lorenzo Cain CF422201  00.000000
 1.0Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury CF524000  00.000000
BAT0.0Phillies John Mayberry CF, RF513100  00.000000