Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Wednesday, Aug. 14:
Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo is Wednesday's Player of the Day. Arroyo pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and striking out seven in the 5-0 win over the Cubs.
Arroyo becomes the 30th player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.7 for the season, moving him into 26th place among players.
Alfonso Soriano of the Yankees is American League Player of the Day. Soriano homered twice, drove in seven runs and went 3-for-3 in the 11-3 win over the Angels. It is the second straight day Soriano has been AL Player of the Day.
Corey Dickerson of the Rockies is National League Batter of the Day. Dickerson hit two doubles and a triple, driving in two runs, in the 4-2 win over the Padres.
Notable: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano moves into 17th place in Box-Toppers player season standings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday. Liriano (CG 1R 6K W in the 5-1 win vs. the Cardinals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.7 for the season.
Arroyo receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Soriano receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Dickerson receives 1.5 for being NL Batter of the Day.
All of Wednesday'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||12.0||Reds||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Bronson Arroyo (W, 11-9)||7.0||2||0||0||0||7|
|AL||10.0||Yankees||Alfonso Soriano LF||3||3||3||7||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|8.0||Pirates||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Francisco Liriano (W, 13-5)||9.0||4||1||1||1||6|
|4.0||Indians||Jason Giambi DH||3||2||2||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.0||`Blue Jays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Esmil Rogers||6.0||5||1||1||1||6|
|BAT||3.0||Rockies||Corey Dickerson LF||4||2||3||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Dodgers||Andre Ethier PH||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||`Rangers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Tanner Scheppers (H, 21)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.2||Tigers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Joaquin Benoit (S, 15)||1.2||1||0||0||1||3|
|2.0||Rays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Joel Peralta (W, 2-5)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||Braves||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Craig Kimbrel (S, 38)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Marlins||Justin Ruggiano RF||4||1||3||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|0.0||Nationals||Anthony Rendon 2B||4||1||1||2||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.