Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano is Friday's Player of the Day. Liriano struck out eight and allowed no runs and only two hits over seven innings in the 2-0 win over the Cubs.
Blue Jays pitcher Esmil Rogers is American League Player of the Day. Rogers struck out six over four innings in the 6-1 win over the Rangers.
Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies is National League Batter of the Day. Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the 10-9 win over the Padres. It is the second time in three days that Gonzalez has been Box-Toppers' National League Batter of the Day.
Victor Martinez of the Tigers is AL Batter of the Day. Martinez homered and went 3-for-4 in the 7-5 win over the Indians.
Standings update: Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin rises to fifth place in Box-Toppers player standings (see updated standings on the home page) for the 2013 season. Corbin (7.1IP 1R ND) was Player of the Game in the 3-1 win over the Giants. Corbin earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game and now has 9.4 points for the season.
Liriano receives 2.0 Box-Toppers
points for being Player of the Day. Rogers receives 1.7 for AL Player of
the Day. Gonzalez and Martinez each receive 1.5 for being top
Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Friday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point:
|MLB||8.0||Pirates||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Francisco Liriano (W, 4-2)||7.0||2||0||0||5||8|
|BAT||4.0||Rockies||Carlos Gonzalez LF||3||2||2||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|AL||4.0||`Blue Jays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Esmil Rogers||4.0||3||1||1||1||6|
|BAT||3.0||Tigers||Victor Martinez DH||4||3||3||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Cardinals||David Freese 3B||3||2||2||2||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Rays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Chris Archer (W, 1-1)||7.0||2||1||1||2||2|
|2.0||Athletics||Josh Donaldson 3B||4||1||1||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Mariners||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jeremy Bonderman (W, 1-1)||6.0||3||1||1||1||2|
|2.0||Royals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Kelvin Herrera (W, 3-4)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||Brewers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Francisco Rodriguez (W, 1-0)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.