Rays' Chris Archer tops players for Saturday, July 27; Masterson reaffirms top spot in Box-Toppers points

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Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Saturday, July 27:

Rays pitcher Chris Archer is Saturday's Player of the Day, while Indians pitcher Justin Masterson reaffirmed his top spot among players in Box-Toppers points for the season.

Archer pitched a complete game two-hit shutout, striking out six, in the 1-0 win over the Yankees.

Masterson  (7.2IP 0R 8K in 1-0 win vs. Rangers) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 16.4 points for the season, most among all players.

Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is National League Player of the Day. Ryu struck out nine and gave up two hits over seven innings in the 4-1 win over the Reds.

Stephen Drew of the Red Sox is American League Batter of the Day. Drew hit two home runs, drove in five runs and went 3-for-4 in the 7-3 win over the Orioles. 

Chris Denorfia of the Padres is NL Batter of the Day. Denorfia homered and scored three runs in the 12-3 win over the Diamondbacks. 

Notable: Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer rose to 10th place among players in Box-Toppers points for the season. Scherzer (6IP 0R 7K in 10-0 win vs. Phillies) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.7 for the season.

Archer receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Ryu receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Drew and Denorfia each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Saturday'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


MLB13.0Rays 0000000  Chris Archer (W, 6-3)9.020006
 12.0Tigers 0000000  Max Scherzer (W, 15-1)6.010007
NL11.0Dodgers 0000000  Hyun-Jin Ryu (W, 9-3)7.021119
 10.0`Braves 0000000  Julio Teheran 7.020016
 9.2Indians 0000000  Justin Masterson (W, 12-7)7.250018
BAT7.0Red Sox Stephen Drew SS433501  00.000000
 7.0Twins 0000000  Samuel Deduno (W, 7-4)7.030036
 7.0Nationals 0000000  Dan Haren (W, 5-11)7.031116
 5.0`Cubs 0000000  Chris Rusin 7.030023
 4.1Royals 0000000  Wade Davis (W, 5-9)7.140034
BAT3.0Padres Chris Denorfia CF, RF, LF331220  00.000000
 3.0Athletics Derek Norris PH, C111200  00.000000
 3.0Brewers 0000000  Jim Henderson (S, 12)1.000002
 2.0Pirates Neil Walker 2B523200  00.000000
 2.0Astros Chris Carter DH311311  00.000000

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