Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte is Saturday's Player of the Day. Pettitte struck out six and gave up just three hits and one run over 7 1/3 innings in the 3-1 win over the Mariners, his 250th career win.
Marlins pitcher Kevin Slowey is National League Player of the Day. Slowey, usually a starting pitcher, pitched seven innings of "middle relief" from the 13th to 19th innings in the 20-inning, 2-1 win over the Mets. Slowey struck out eight over seven innings and allowed no runs.
Buster Posey of the Giants is NL Batter of the Day. Posey hit a two-run homer and went 2-for-4 in the 10-5 win over the Diamondbacks.
David Ortiz of the Red Sox is American League Batter of the Day. Ortiz homered and went 2-for-5 in the 7-2 win over the Angels.
Pettitte receives 2.0 Box-Toppers
points for being Player of the Day. Slowey receives 1.7 for NL Player of
the Day. Posey and Ortiz each receive 1.5 for being top
Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Saturday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point:
|MLB||8.1||Yankees||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Andy Pettitte (W, 5-3)||7.1||3||1||1||0||6|
|8.0||White Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||John Danks (W, 1-2)||8.0||3||1||1||1||6|
|NL||7.0||Marlins||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Kevin Slowey (W, 2-5)||7.0||8||0||0||0||8|
|7.0||Rays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jeremy Hellickson (W, 4-2)||6.0||4||0||0||0||5|
|6.2||Braves||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Kris Medlen (W, 3-6)||6.2||5||0||0||1||6|
|5.0||Tigers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Rick Porcello (W, 3-3)||6.0||3||2||1||2||7|
|5.0||`Blue Jays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Brad Lincoln||4.0||1||0||0||1||3|
|4.0||Royals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Ervin Santana (W, 4-5)||7.0||5||2||2||0||6|
|2.1||Pirates||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||A.J. Burnett (W, 4-6)||8.1||4||2||2||3||5|
|BAT||2.0||Giants||Buster Posey C||4||1||2||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Brewers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Tyler Thornburg (W, 1-0)||2.0||2||0||0||0||2|
|1.1||Angels||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Ernesto Frieri (S, 14)||0.1||0||0||0||0||1|
|BAT||1.0||Red Sox||David Ortiz DH||5||1||2||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Padres||Everth Cabrera SS||4||1||3||1||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Reds||Devin Mesoraco C||4||1||2||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Twins||Chris Herrmann PH, LF||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||0.0||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.