Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum, pitching a no-hitter against the Padres, is Saturday's Player of the Day.
Lincecum struck out 13 and allowed only four walks in the 9-0 win.
Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez is American League Player of the Day. Hernandez threw eight scoreless innings in the 6-0 win over the Angels.
Lonnie Chisenhall of the Indians is AL Batter of the Day. Chisenhall hit a grand slam in the 5-3 win over the Royals.
Alfonso Soriano of the Cubs is National League Batter of the Day. Soriano homered and went 2-for-5 in the 6-4 win over the Cardinals.
Notable: Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke and Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez are the 14th and 15th players with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points this season. Both were top players in their games Saturday. Greinke (CG 0R 2H 9K in the 1-0 win vs. the Rockies) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.7 for the season, putting him in 12th place overall. Hernandez, the AL Player of the Day, earned 1.7 Box-Toppers points, giving him 10.4 for the season, putting him in 13th place overall.
Lincecum receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Hernandez receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Chisenhall and Soriano 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||18.0||Giants||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Tim Lincecum (W, 5-9)||9.0||0||0||0||4||13|
|15.0||Dodgers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Zack Greinke (W, 8-2)||9.0||2||0||0||1||9|
|AL||5.0||Mariners||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Felix Hernandez (W, 10-4)||8.0||7||0||0||0||4|
|4.0||Athletics||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||A.J. Griffin (W, 8-6)||8.0||6||0||0||1||3|
|4.0||Braves||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Craig Kimbrel (S, 26)||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||3.0||Indians||Lonnie Chisenhall 3B||4||1||2||4||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Rays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Fernando Rodney (S, 22)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Diamondbacks||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Will Harris (W, 2-0)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.2||Blue Jays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Casey Janssen (S, 18)||0.2||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Rangers||Nelson Cruz RF||5||2||4||1||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Twins||Pedro Florimon SS||2||1||1||2||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Pirates||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jason Grilli (S, 29)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.1||`White Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Nate Jones||1.1||2||0||0||0||2|
|1.0||Marlins||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Steve Cishek (W, 3-4)||1.0||2||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||0.0||Cubs||Alfonso Soriano LF||5||2||2||1||0||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.