Yankees' Andy Pettitte, Marlins' Kevin Slowey top players for Saturday, June 8

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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:


MLB8.1Yankees 0000000  Andy Pettitte (W, 5-3)7.131106
 8.0White Sox 0000000  John Danks (W, 1-2)8.031116
NL7.0Marlins 0000000  Kevin Slowey (W, 2-5)7.080008
 7.0Rays 0000000  Jeremy Hellickson (W, 4-2)6.040005
 6.2Braves 0000000  Kris Medlen (W, 3-6)6.250016
 5.0Tigers 0000000  Rick Porcello (W, 3-3)6.032127
 5.0`Blue Jays 0000000  Brad Lincoln 4.010013
 4.0Royals 0000000  Ervin Santana (W, 4-5)7.052206
 2.1Pirates 0000000  A.J. Burnett (W, 4-6)8.142235
BAT2.0Giants Buster Posey C412300  00.000000
 2.0Brewers 0000000  Tyler Thornburg (W, 1-0)2.020002
 1.1Angels 0000000  Ernesto Frieri (S, 14)0.100001
BAT1.0Red Sox David Ortiz DH512300  00.000000
 1.0Padres Everth Cabrera SS413110  00.000000
 1.0Reds Devin Mesoraco C412201  00.000000
 1.0Twins Chris Herrmann PH, LF010010  00.000000

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