Nats' Strasburg tops players for Sunday, Aug. 11; Dodgers' Kershaw rises to 2nd 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 Sunday, Aug. 11:

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is Sunday's Player of the Day, while Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw rises to second place among players in season Box-Toppers points.

Strasburg pitched a complete game shutout, striking out 10, in the 6-0 win over the Phillies. 

Kershaw rises to second place among all players—and first among National League players—after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday. Kershaw (8IP 8K W in the 8-2 win over the Rays) was his game's top player, earning 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 15.7 for the season. 

Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez is American League Player of the Day. Hernandez pitched eight shutout innings, striking out nine, in the 2-0 win over the Brewers. Hernandez rises to ninth place among players in Box-Toppers points, earning 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 13.1 for the season. 

Freddie Freeman of the Braves is NL Batter of the Day. Freeman hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-3 in the 9-4 win over the Marlins. 

Adam Jones of the Orioles is AL Batter of the Day. Jones hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs in the 10-2 win over the Giants. 

Strasburg receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Hernandez receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Freeman and Jones each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

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

MLB14.0Nationals 0000000  Stephen Strasburg (W, 6-9)9.0400110
AL12.0Mariners 0000000  Felix Hernandez (W, 12-5)8.040019
 9.0Rangers 0000000  Martin Perez (W, 5-3)9.041128
 8.0Dodgers 0000000  Clayton Kershaw (W, 11-7)8.032128
 8.0Twins 0000000  Kevin Correia (W, 8-8)7.050017
BAT4.0Braves Freddie Freeman 1B322320  00.000000
BAT3.0Orioles Adam Jones CF522401  00.000000
 3.0Cardinals Allen Craig 1B, RF323120  00.000000
 3.0Mets Andrew Brown PH, RF211301  00.000000
 3.0Reds Xavier Paul PH111200  00.000000
 3.0Royals 0000000  Greg Holland (S, 32)1.000002
 3.0`Rockies 0000000  Matt Belisle (H, 17)1.000002
 2.0Athletics Josh Donaldson 3B322110  00.000000
 2.0Indians 0000000  Chris Perez (S, 18)1.000001
 1.0Yankees Alex Rodriguez 3B412200  00.000000

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