Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Thursday, July 25:
Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle is Thursday’s Player of the Day. Buehrle threw a complete game, two-hit shutout, striking out nine, in the 4-0 win over the Astros.
Marlins pitcher Nathan Eovaldi is National League Player of the Day. Eovaldi threw six shutout innings but earned a no-decision in the 5-3 win over the Rockies.
Bryce Harper of the Nationals is NL Batter of the Day. Harper hit the walk-off two-run homer and went 3-for-5 in the 9-7 win over the Pirates.
Albert Pujols of the Angels is American League Batter of the Day. Pujols went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs in the 8-3 win over the Athletics.
Notable: Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn rose to 11th place among players and Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma rose to 18th place, after both earned Player of the Game honors Thursday.
Lynn (7IP 1R in 3-1 win vs. Phillies) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.4 for the season.
Iwakuma (6IP 3H 0R in 8-2 win vs. Twins) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.7 for the season.
Buehrle receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Eovaldi receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Harper and Pujols 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.
Top player from each game
Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
|MLB||14.0||Blue Jays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Mark Buehrle (W, 6-7)||9.0||2||0||0||2||9|
|10.0||Mariners||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Hisashi Iwakuma (W, 10-4)||6.0||4||0||0||1||9|
|BAT||3.0||Nationals||Bryce Harper LF||5||3||3||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Padres||Carlos Quentin LF||3||1||2||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Yankees||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Hiroki Kuroda (W, 10-6)||7.0||6||0||0||1||3|
|BAT||2.0||Angels||Albert Pujols DH||4||1||3||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||White Sox||Tyler Flowers C||4||2||2||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Royals||Billy Butler DH||3||2||2||1||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Cardinals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Lance Lynn (W, 12-5)||7.0||5||1||1||4||6|
|1.2||Diamondbacks||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Wade Miley (W, 7-8)||7.2||5||1||1||3||4|
|1.0||Mets||Daniel Murphy 2B||5||2||3||1||0||2||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Reds||Xavier Paul LF||2||1||1||1||1||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.