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:
|MLB||8.0||Tigers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Max Scherzer (W, 8-0)||7.0||4||1||1||2||9|
|8.0||Yankees||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Phil Hughes (W, 3-4)||7.0||3||1||0||2||7|
|NL||7.0||Dodgers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Zack Greinke (W, 3-1)||7.0||4||0||0||3||7|
|5.0||Cardinals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Shelby Miller (W, 7-3)||6.0||6||2||2||0||9|
|5.0||Orioles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Miguel Gonzalez (W, 3-2)||6.0||5||1||1||1||7|
|4.0||Padres||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Luke Gregerson (W, 4-2)||2.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||2.0||Athletics||Yoenis Cespedes LF||4||2||2||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Royals||Lorenzo Cain CF||4||2||2||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Red Sox||Jacoby Ellsbury CF||5||2||4||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|BAT||0.0||Phillies||John Mayberry CF, RF||5||1||3||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|