Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson is Thursday's Player of the Day. Jackson pitched seven scoreless innings, giving up only three hits, in the 3-0 win over the Cardinals.
Indians pitcher Danny Salazar is American League Player of the Day. Salazar allowed one hit over six innings and struck out seven in the 4-2 win over the Blue Jays. This was Salazar's Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has been Player of the Game. He is the 3,223rd player to debut on Box-Toppers since stat-keeping began in 1995.
Freddie Freeman of the Braves is National League Batter of the Day. Freeman, who was voted by fans to the All-Star Game in the Final Vote Thursday (and was also Box-Toppers' choice for the Final Vote), went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs in the 6-5 win over the Reds.
Alejandro De Aza of the White Sox is AL Batter of the Day. De Aza homered and went 3-for-5 in the 6-3 win over the Tigers.
Standings update: Rays pitcher Matt Moore rises to fourth place and Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner rises to sixth place in Box-Toppers player standings after both were Players of the Game Thursday. Both players earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point. Moore (7.1IP 10K in 4-3 win vs. Twins) now has 13.1 Box-Toppers points. Bumgarner (7IP 6K in 4-2 win vs. Padres) now has 11.7 Box-Toppers points. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.)
Jackson receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Salazar receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Freeman and De Aza 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||9.0||Cubs||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Edwin Jackson (W, 6-10)||7.0||3||0||0||0||5|
|8.1||Dodgers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Chris Capuano (W, 3-6)||6.1||6||0||0||0||8|
|AL||8.0||Indians||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Danny Salazar (W, 1-0)||6.0||2||1||1||1||7|
|6.1||Rays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Matt Moore (W, 13-3)||7.1||3||3||3||2||10|
|4.0||Giants||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Madison Bumgarner (W, 10-5)||7.0||4||2||2||1||6|
|3.2||Red Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Steven Wright (W, 1-0)||5.2||3||0||0||2||3|
|BAT||3.0||Braves||Freddie Freeman 1B||4||0||3||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.2||Orioles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Miguel Gonzalez (W, 7-3)||6.2||4||1||1||2||4|
|2.0||Diamondbacks||Paul Goldschmidt 1B||1||2||1||0||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Phillies||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jonathan Papelbon (S, 20)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|BAT||1.0||White Sox||Alejandro De Aza CF, LF||5||2||3||1||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Yankees||Lyle Overbay 1B||3||1||1||2||1||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|