Giants' Chad Gaudin, Royals' Ervin Santana top players for Friday, July 19

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Giants pitcher Chad Gaudin is Friday's Player of the Day. Gaudin pitched seven scoreless innings, allowed three hits and struck out eight in the 2-0 win over the Diamondbacks.

Royals pitcher Ervin Santana is American League Player of the Day. Santana pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings and allowed three hits in the 1-0 win over the Royals. 

Brad Miller of the Mariners is AL Batter of the Day. Miller homered twice, drove in five runs and went 3-for-5 in the 10-7 win over the Astros. Friday was Miller's Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has been Player of the Game. He is the 3,227th player to debut since Box-Toppers record-keeping began in 1995. 

Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals is National League Batter of the Day. Carpenter drove in three runs and went 3-for-4 in the 9-6 win over the Padres. 

Gaudin receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Santana receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Miller and Carpenter 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.

Top player from each game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score

MLB12.0Giants 0000000  Chad Gaudin (W, 4-1)7.030008
AL10.1Royals 0000000  Ervin Santana (W, 6-6)7.120016
 6.2Angels 0000000  Jered Weaver (W, 4-5)6.240048
 6.0Brewers 0000000  Kyle Lohse (W, 6-7)6.050005
BAT5.0Mariners Brad Miller SS523510  00.000000
 4.1Cubs 0000000  Jeff Samardzija (W, 6-9)7.141136
 4.0`Twins 0000000  Jared Burton 1.000003
 3.2`Orioles 0000000  Darren O`Day (H, 15)1.200002
BAT3.0Cardinals Matt Carpenter 2B413310  00.000000
 3.0Reds Chris Heisey LF322210  00.000000
 3.0Braves 0000000  Craig Kimbrel (S, 27)1.000013
 3.0Dodgers 0000000  Kenley Jansen (S, 10)1.000002
 2.1Red Sox 0000000  Felix Doubront (W, 7-3)6.132135
 2.0Phillies Domonic Brown LF523200  00.000000
 1.0Rays Wil Myers RF523101  00.000000

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