Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova is Friday's Player of the Day. Nova pitched a complete game and struck out 11 in the 3-2 win over the Orioles.
Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Skaggs is National League Player of the Day. Skaggs pitched eight scoreless innings and gave up only three hits in the 5-0 win over the Rockies.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets is NL Batter of the Day. Nieuwenhuis went 4-for-4 with five RBIs in the 12-5 win over the Brewers.
Josh Reddick of the Athletics is American League Batter of the Day. Reddick went 2-for-3 and scored three runs in the 6-3 win over the Royals.
Notable: Mariners closing pitcher Oliver Perez (Save, 3K in 4-2 win vs. Reds) was Player of the Game for the first time in more than four years. The previous time Perez was Player of the Game was April 15, 2009, when he was a starting pitcher for the New York Mets. In 2004, Perez had 17.0 Box-Toppers points for the season as a starter for the San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates. He has 43.1 career Box-Toppers points.
Nova receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Skaggs receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Nieuwenhuis and Reddick 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:
|MLB||12.0||Yankees||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Ivan Nova (W, 3-2)||9.0||3||2||2||1||11|
|NL||9.0||Diamondbacks||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Tyler Skaggs (W, 2-1)||8.0||3||0||0||1||5|
|BAT||8.0||Mets||Kirk Nieuwenhuis RF||4||3||4||5||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|8.0||Rays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jeremy Hellickson (W, 8-3)||7.0||6||1||1||0||9|
|7.0||Dodgers||Juan Uribe 3B||5||2||3||7||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|6.0||Tigers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Rick Porcello (W, 5-6)||7.0||5||0||0||2||6|
|6.0||Blue Jays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Mark Buehrle (W, 5-5)||7.0||6||0||0||0||5|
|BAT||4.0||Athletics||Josh Reddick RF||3||3||2||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.0||Pirates||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Francisco Liriano (W, 8-3)||9.0||4||2||2||4||7|
|4.0||`Cardinals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Trevor Rosenthal (H, 18)||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||Mariners||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Oliver Perez (S, 2)||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Phillies||Humberto Quintero C||3||1||2||3||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Red Sox||David Ortiz PH||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Rangers||Nelson Cruz RF||5||2||1||4||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Nationals||Wilson Ramos C||4||1||2||3||0||1||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.