Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Saturday, Aug. 3:
Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova is Saturday's Player of the Day. Nova pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out eight, in the 3-0 win over the Padres.
Nationals pitcher Dan Haren is National League Player of the Day. Haren pitched seven shutout innings and struck out six in the 3-0 win over the Brewers.
Michael Saunders of the Mariners is American League Batter of the Day. Saunders homered twice and drove in five runs in the 8-4 win over the Orioles.
Devin Mesoraco of the Reds is NL Batter of the Day. Mesoraco homered twice and drove in three runs in the 8-3 win over the Cardinals.
Notables: Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer rose to 11th place in player Box-Toppers points for the season and Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano rose to 15th place as both players were top player in their games Saturday:
- Scherzer (7.2 IP 0R 6K W in 3-0 win vs. the White Sox) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.7 for the season.
- Liriano (7IP 0R 6K W in 5-2 win vs. the Rockies) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.7 for the season.
Nova receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Haren receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Saunders and Mesoraco 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
|MLB||10.0||Yankees||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Ivan Nova (W, 5-4)||7.0||4||0||0||1||8|
|7.2||Tigers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Max Scherzer (W, 16-1)||7.2||3||0||0||3||6|
|NL||7.0||Nationals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Dan Haren (W, 6-11)||7.0||4||0||0||2||6|
|6.0||Pirates||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Francisco Liriano (W, 12-4)||7.0||2||0||0||5||6|
|BAT||5.0||Mariners||Michael Saunders CF||4||2||2||5||1||2||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.1||Dodgers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Chris Capuano (W, 4-6)||6.1||6||0||0||1||5|
|4.0||Red Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jake Peavy (W, 9-4)||7.0||4||2||2||2||7|
|BAT||3.0||Reds||Devin Mesoraco C||4||2||2||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Athletics||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Grant Balfour (S, 29)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Braves||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Craig Kimbrel (S, 33)||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|1.0||Angels||Howie Kendrick 2B||4||1||3||1||0||0||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.