Royals' Jeremy Guthrie tops players for Monday, Aug. 5

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Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Monday, Aug. 5:

Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie is Monday's Player of the Day. Guthrie pitched a complete-game, four-hit shutout, striking out seven, in the 13-0 win over the Twins. 

Giants pitcher Chad Gaudin is National League Player of the Day. Gaudin struck out eight and gave up one run over 6 1/3 innings (but earned no decision) in the 4-2 win over the Brewers. 

Alex Rios of the White Sox is American League Batter of the Day. Rios drove in four runs and went 2-for-4 in the 8-1 win over the Yankees. 

Notable: Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez became the 25th player this season to earn 10.0 or more Box-Toppers for the season. Sanchez (7.2 IP 11K ND in the 4-2 win vs. the Indians) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 10.0 for the season, putting him in 25th place in Box-Toppers points among players this season.

Guthrie receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Gaudin receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Rios receives 1.5 for being AL Batter of the Day.

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

MLB11.0Royals 0000000  Jeremy Guthrie (W, 12-7)9.040017
 8.2`Tigers 0000000  Anibal Sanchez 7.2422211
 5.1Astros 0000000  Josh Fields (S, 1)1.100004
NL4.1`Giants 0000000  Chad Gaudin 6.141148
 3.2Braves 0000000  David Carpenter (W, 3-0)1.200002
BAT3.0White Sox Alex Rios RF412411  00.000000
 3.0Dodgers 0000000  Paco Rodriguez (S, 2)2.000001
 2.0Blue Jays Mark DeRosa PH, 1B101200  00.000000
 1.1Rangers 0000000  Martin Perez (W, 4-3)6.142247

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