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
|MLB||19.0||Rangers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Yu Darvish (W, 12-5)||8.0||1||1||1||1||15|
|NL||11.0||Reds||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Mat Latos (W, 12-3)||8.0||6||0||0||0||9|
|11.0||Yankees||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Hiroki Kuroda (W, 11-7)||8.0||3||0||0||1||7|
|9.0||Phillies||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Cole Hamels (W, 5-13)||9.0||6||1||1||1||9|
|9.0||Twins||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Andrew Albers (W, 2-0)||9.0||2||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||5.0||Rockies||Dexter Fowler CF||4||2||3||4||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.1||Dodgers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Kenley Jansen (S, 18)||1.1||0||0||0||0||3|
|2.0||White Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Chris Sale (W, 8-11)||9.0||9||2||2||0||6|
|1.0||Diamondbacks||Adam Eaton LF||5||2||2||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|BAT||1.0||Royals||Chris Getz 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.