Marlins' Jose Fernandez tops players for Sunday, July 28, rising to 15th in Box-Toppers player rankings

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Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Sunday, July 28:

Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez is Sunday's Player of the Day. Fernandez struck out 13 over eight innings in the 3-2 win over the Pirates.

Fernandez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 11.0 for the season. He rises to 15th place among all players. He is the 22nd player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points. 

Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is American League Player of the Day. Jimenez allowed no runs and two hits over eight innings in the 6-0 win over the Rangers. 

Denard Span of the Nationals is National League Batter of the Day. Span hit a two-run home run and went 4-for-4 in the 14-1 win over the Mets. 

Nick Franklin of the Mariners is AL Batter of the Day. Franklin hit two home runs, drove in four and went 3-for-4 in the 6-4 win over the Twins. 

Fernandez receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Jimenez receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Span and Franklin each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Sunday'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


MLB12.0Marlins 0000000  Jose Fernandez (W, 7-5)8.0522013
 11.0Padres 0000000  Tyson Ross (W, 2-4)8.030017
AL9.0Indians 0000000  Ubaldo Jimenez (W, 8-5)8.020036
 9.0Red Sox 0000000  Jon Lester (W, 10-6)7.040028
 9.0`Blue Jays 0000000  Todd Redmond 6.0311210
 7.2`Dodgers 0000000  Chris Capuano 6.230004
BAT6.0Nationals Denard Span CF434300  00.000000
BAT5.0Mariners Nick Franklin 2B423401  00.000000
 5.0Cubs 0000000  Travis Wood (W, 7-7)7.041047
 4.0Yankees Alfonso Soriano LF524300  00.000000
 4.0`Royals 0000000  Luke Hochevar 2.000002
 3.0Athletics Eric Sogard 2B423200  00.000000
 2.0Tigers Jhonny Peralta SS512400  00.000000
 2.0Braves Chris Johnson 3B433000  00.000000
 2.0Rockies Michael Cuddyer RF422201  00.000000

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