White Sox' Jose Quintana, Phillies' Cole Hamels top players for Thursday, July 4

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White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana is Thursday's Player of the Day. Quintana struck out 11 and allowed no runs over seven innings in the 3-2 win over the Orioles.

Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels is National League Player of the Day. Hamels struck out eight over seven innings in the 6-4 win over the Pirates. 

Wilson Ramos of the Nationals is NL Batter of the Day. Ramos homered, drove in five runs and went 3-for-4 in the 8-5 win over the Brewers. 

Yunel Escobar of the Rays is American League Batter of the Day. Escobar went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs in the 7-5 win over the Astros. 

Quintana receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Hamels receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Ramos and Escobar 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:

MLB15.0`White Sox 0000000  Jose Quintana 7.0200111
 9.0Athletics 0000000  Dan Straily (W, 5-2)7.010036
NL7.0Phillies 0000000  Cole Hamels (W, 3-11)7.052108
 7.0Tigers 0000000  Justin Verlander (W, 9-5)7.030025
BAT5.0Nationals Wilson Ramos C413501  00.000000
 5.0Rockies Michael Cuddyer RF332311  00.000000
 5.0Marlins 0000000  A.J. Ramos (W, 3-2)2.010004
BAT3.0Rays Yunel Escobar SS523300  00.000000
 3.0Rangers Adrian Beltre 3B423200  00.000000
 3.0Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury CF433100  00.000000
 3.0Royals Lorenzo Cain RF412400  00.000000
 3.0`Diamondbacks 0000000  Ian Kennedy 7.062228
 2.0Yankees Ichiro Suzuki CF523201  00.000000
 1.0Angels Erick Aybar SS413100  00.000000

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