Giants' Lincecum tops players for Thursday, Aug. 8, Tigers' Scherzer rises to 6th in player Box-Toppers points

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Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Thursday, Aug. 8:

Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is Thursday's Player of the Day, while Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer rises to sixth place in player Box-Toppers points for the season.

Lincecum allowed only one hit and no runs over eight innings, while striking out eight, in the 4-1 win over the Brewers. 

Scherzer earned Player of the Game honors Thursday  (7IP 5K W in the 10-3 win vs. the Indians), earning 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 13.7 for the season. He rises to sixth place overall and passes Miguel Cabrera (13.4) as the Box-Toppers points leader among Detroit Tigers players.

Royals pitcher Bruce Chen is American League Player of the Day. Chen pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and gave up no runs in the 5-1 win over the Red Sox. 

John McDonald of the Phillies is National League Batter of the Day. McDonald homered and drove in two runs in the 12-1 win over the Cubs. 

No American League batter earned Player of the Game honors, so there is no AL Batter of the Day for Thursday.

Lincecum receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Chen receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. McDonald receives 1.5 for being NL Batter of the Day.

All of Thursday'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


MLB14.0Giants 0000000  Tim Lincecum (W, 6-11)8.010018
 8.0Dodgers 0000000  Hyun-Jin Ryu (W, 11-3)7.051007
AL3.2Royals 0000000  Bruce Chen (W, 5-0)7.250012
BAT3.0Phillies John McDonald 2B111200  00.000000
 3.0Tigers0000000  Max Scherzer (W, 17-1)7.042215
 2.0Pirates Neil Walker 2B303210  00.000000
 1.0Mets 0000000  LaTroy Hawkins (S, 2)1.000000