D-Backs' Patrick Corbin, Indians' Michael Brantley top players for Sunday, July 7

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Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin, Sunday's Player of the Day, rises to third place among players in Box-Toppers points for the season.

Corbin struck out 10 over eight innings in the 6-1 win over the Rockies. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 13.4 for the season, moving him from fifth to third place for the season (see the updated Top 10 player list on the home page).  Corbin now leads all National League pitchers in Box-Toppers points, passing Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (who also was a Player of the Game Sunday.)

Michael Brantley of the Indians is American League Player of the Day. Brantley hit two home runs, drove in five runs and went 3-for-4 in the 9-6 win over the Tigers.

Ryan Zimmerman of the Nationals is NL Batter of the Day. Zimmerman hit a grand slam in the 11-7 win over the Padres. 

Standings update: Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (8IP 1R in 4-1 win vs. Giants) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 12.7 for the season. However, Kershaw remains in fourth place in Box-Toppers points (see the updated Top 10 player list on the home page) and actually falls to second place among NL pitchers, after he was passed by Box-Toppers Player of the Day Patrick Corbin of the Diamondbacks.

Notable: Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn is the 14th player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points. Lynn was a Player of the Game (7IP 7K in 3-2 win vs. Marlins) and earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.4 for the season.

Corbin receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Brantley receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Zimmerman receives 1.5 for being NL Batter of the Day.

All of Sunday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point:


MLB12.0Diamondbacks 0000000  Patrick Corbin (W, 10-1)8.0311110
 10.0Mets 0000000  Jeremy Hefner (W, 4-6)7.021118
AL7.0Indians Michael Brantley LF433500  00.000000
 5.2Angels 0000000  Jered Weaver (W, 3-4)6.250026
 5.0Dodgers 0000000  Clayton Kershaw (W, 8-5)8.031113
 4.0Blue Jays Colby Rasmus CF423310  00.000000
 4.0Rays 0000000  David Price (W, 3-4)9.081105
 4.0Athletics 0000000  Jesse Chavez (S, 1)4.030014
 3.1Phillies 0000000  Jonathan Pettibone (W, 5-3)5.151116
BAT3.0Nationals Ryan Zimmerman 3B421412  00.000000
 3.0`Cubs 0000000  Carlos Villanueva 4.031115
 3.0`Rangers 0000000  Neal Cotts (H, 7)1.010003
 3.0Orioles 0000000  Jim Johnson (S, 30)1.000002
 2.0Cardinals 0000000  Lance Lynn (W, 11-3)7.072217
 1.0Mariners 0000000  Joe Saunders (W, 7-8)7.061102

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