Braves' Minor, Yankees' Kuroda top players for Wednesday, July 31

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Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Wednesday, July 31:

Braves pitcher Mike Minor is Wednesday's Player of the Day. Minor pitched seven scoreless innings in the 9-0 win over the Rockies.

Minor earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.0 points for the season, putting him in 24th place among players. 

Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda is American League Player of the Day. Kuroda pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out eight in the 3-0 win over the Dodgers. 

Torii Hunter of the Tigers is AL Batter of the Day. Hunter homered and went 4-for-5 in the 11-1 win over the Nationals. 

David DeJesus of the Cubs is National League Batter of the Day. DeJesus went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs in the 6-1 win over the Brewers. 

Minor receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Kuroda receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Hunter and DeJesus each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Wednesday'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


MLB11.0Braves 0000000  Mike Minor (W, 11-5)7.020006
 10.0Astros 0000000  Brett Oberholtzer (W, 1-0)7.030006
AL9.0`Yankees 0000000  Hiroki Kuroda 7.050018
 8.1Reds 0000000  Homer Bailey (W, 6-10)8.161007
 7.1Diamondbacks 0000000  Wade Miley (W, 8-8)6.120058
 5.0Giants 0000000  Chad Gaudin (W, 5-2)7.041115
BAT4.0Tigers Torii Hunter RF524300  00.000000
 3.1`Rangers 0000000  Martin Perez 7.141124
BAT3.0Cubs David DeJesus CF312310  00.000000
 3.0Pirates 0000000  Tony Watson (W, 3-1)2.020003
 2.1Marlins 0000000  Mike Dunn (S, 2)1.110002
 2.0Royals 0000000  Greg Holland (S, 28)1.010002
 2.0Blue Jays 0000000  Casey Janssen (W, 4-0)1.000001
 2.0Indians 0000000  Chris Perez (W, 4-1)1.000001
 1.0Red Sox Dustin Pedroia 2B622311  00.000000

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