Pirates' Cumpton, Royals' Santana top players for Tuesday, July 30

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Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Tuesday, July 30:

Pirates pitcher Brandon Cumpton is Tuesday's Player of the Day. Cumpton pitched seven shutout innings in the 6-0 win over the Cardinals. 

This was Cumpton's Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has earned Player of the Game honors. He is the 3,240th player to debut since Box-Toppers record keeping began in 1995. 

Cumpton had a Box-Toppers game score of 8.0, which was tied with another Pirates pitcher, A.J. Burnett, who was Player of the Game in the first game of a doubleheader with the Cardinals. Burnett (7IP 9K in the 2-1, 11-inning win) was topped by his teammate in a tie-breaker since Cumpton earned a win, while Burnett earned a no-decision.

Royals pitcher Ervin Santana is American League Player of the Day. Santana struck out eight over seven innings in the 7-2 win over the Twins.

Freddie Freeman of the Braves is National League Batter of the Day. Freeman hit two home runs and drove in four in the 11-3 win over the Rockies. 

Geovany Soto of the Rangers is AL Batter of the Day. Soto hit a three-run homer in the 14-11 win over the Angels. 

Notable: Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke (7IP 7K ND in 3-2 win vs. the Yankees) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 11.7 for the season, 11th place overall. Chris Davis (HR, 2RBI in 4-3 win vs. the Astros) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 11.2 for the season, 14th place overall.

Cumpton receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Santana receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Freeman and Soto each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Tuesday'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

MLB8.0Pirates 0000000  Brandon Cumpton (W, 1-1)7.030015
 8.0`Pirates 0000000  A.J. Burnett 7.031139
AL6.0Royals 0000000  Ervin Santana (W, 7-6)7.042218
 6.0Red Sox 0000000  Brandon Workman (W, 1-1)6.061119
BAT5.0Braves Freddie Freeman 1B432410  00.000000
 5.0Rays 0000000  Roberto Hernandez (W, 6-11)9.052216
 5.0`Dodgers 0000000  Zack Greinke 7.052207
 5.0`Brewers 0000000  Tyler Thornburg 6.040036
 4.0Brewers Khris Davis LF111300  00.000000
 4.0Blue Jays 0000000  Mark Buehrle (W, 7-7)7.050002
BAT3.0Rangers Geovany Soto C422320  00.000000
 3.0Orioles Chris Davis DH221221  00.000000
 3.0Indians Ryan Raburn PH, DH111200  00.000000
 2.0Phillies Michael Young 3B422210  00.000000
 2.0Tigers Alex Avila C411401  00.000000
 2.0Mets Juan Lagares CF303210  00.000000
 2.0Padres Will Venable RF313110  00.000000

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