Rangers' Darvish tops players for Monday, Aug. 12, moves into 5th in Box-Toppers player standings

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Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Monday, Aug. 12:

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is Monday's Player of the Day and rises to fifth in season player Box-Toppers points. 

Darvish took a no-hitter into the eighth inning before it was broken up by a home run in the 2-1 win over the Astros. Darvish gave up just the one hit over eight innings and struck out 15. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 15.0 for the season, moving him into fifth place among players. 

Reds pitcher Mat Latos is National League Player of the Day. Latos pitched eight shutout innings and struck out nine in the 2-0 win over the Cubs. Latos earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 11.4 for the season, moving him to 20th place among players. 

Dexter Fowler of the Rockies is NL Batter of the Day. Fowler drove in four runs and went 3-for-4 in the 14-2 win over the Padres. 

Chris Getz of the Royals is American League Batter of the Day. Getz went 3-for-4 in the 6-2 win over the Marlins. 

Notables:  Reds pitcher Chris Sale is in 14th place in player Box-Toppers points standings and Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda is in 26th place after both earned Player of the Game honors Monday:

  • Sale (CG 2R 6K W in 6-2 win vs. Tigers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.7 for the season, in 14th place.
  • Kuroda (8IP 0R 7K W in 2-1 win vs. Angels) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.4 for the season, in 26th place. 

Darvish receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Latos receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Fowler and Getz each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Monday'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

MLB19.0Rangers 0000000  Yu Darvish (W, 12-5)8.0111115
NL11.0Reds 0000000  Mat Latos (W, 12-3)8.060009
 11.0Yankees 0000000  Hiroki Kuroda (W, 11-7)8.030017
 9.0Phillies 0000000  Cole Hamels (W, 5-13)9.061119
 9.0Twins 0000000  Andrew Albers (W, 2-0)9.020002
BAT5.0Rockies Dexter Fowler CF423420  00.000000
 4.1Dodgers 0000000  Kenley Jansen (S, 18)1.100003
 2.0White Sox 0000000  Chris Sale (W, 8-11)9.092206
 1.1`Athletics 0000000  Dan Straily 7.161135
 1.0Diamondbacks Adam Eaton LF522201  00.000000
BAT1.0Royals Chris Getz 2B413100  00.000000

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