D-Backs' Patrick Corbin takes top spot in Box-Toppers points; Indians' Corey Kluber tops players for Friday, July 12

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Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin takes over the top spot among players in Box-Toppers points, while Indians pitcher Corey Kluber is Friday's Player of the Day.

Corbin (6.2IP 1R 10K) was top player in the 2-1 win over the Brewers, earning 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 14.4 for the season. He moves from third to first place in Box-Toppers player standings (see the updated top 10 list on the home page), passing both Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers (13.4) and Justin Masterson of the Indians (14.4). It is the first time Corbin has led in Box-Toppers points this season and the first time since May 18 that someone other than Cabrera or Masterson has led in Box-Toppers points. It is also the first time a National League player has led since April 23 (Matt Harvey of the Mets).

Kluber, Friday's Player of the Day, pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings, striking out eight, in the 3-0 win over the Royals. 

Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio is National League Player of the Day. Nicasio threw seven scoreless innings in the 3-0 win over the Dodgers. 

Adam Jones of the Orioles is American League Batter of the Day. Jones homered, drove in three runs and went 3-for-4 in the 8-5 win over the Blue Jays. 

Buster Posey of the Giants is NL Batter of the Day. Posey drove in five runs in the 10-1 win over the Padres. Earning 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, Posey now has 6.0 Box-Toppers points for the season, surpassing the 5.5 he scored in 2012. 

Kluber receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Nicasio receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Jones and Posey 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: 


MLB9.2Indians 0000000  Corey Kluber (W, 7-5)7.230038
NL6.0Rockies 0000000  Juan Nicasio (W, 5-4)7.030013
 5.2Diamondbacks 0000000  Patrick Corbin (W, 11-1)6.2711210
BAT5.0Orioles Adam Jones CF433300  00.000000
 5.0Astros 0000000  Jarred Cosart (W, 1-0)8.020032
 5.0Mariners 0000000  Joe Saunders (W, 8-8)7.050025
 4.0Reds 0000000  Bronson Arroyo (W, 8-7)7.031113
 4.0Red Sox 0000000  Koji Uehara (S, 8)1.000003
BAT3.0Giants Buster Posey C402500  00.000000
 3.0Pirates 0000000  Vin Mazzaro (W, 5-2)1.000002
 2.1Cardinals 0000000  Joe Kelly (W, 1-3)5.131124
 2.0Yankees 0000000  Hiroki Kuroda (W, 8-6)5.060025
 1.0Tigers Torii Hunter RF422101  00.000000
 1.0Marlins Derek Dietrich 2B422100  00.000000