Reds' Arroyo, Yankees' Soriano top players for Wednesday, Aug. 14

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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

MLB12.0Reds 0000000  Bronson Arroyo (W, 11-9)7.020007
AL10.0Yankees Alfonso Soriano LF333710  00.000000
 8.0Pirates 0000000  Francisco Liriano (W, 13-5)9.041116
 6.0`Astros 0000000  Jarred Cosart 6.030014
 6.0`Diamondbacks 0000000  Josh Collmenter 3.020005
 4.0Indians Jason Giambi DH322310  00.000000
 4.0`Blue Jays 0000000  Esmil Rogers 6.051116
BAT3.0Rockies Corey Dickerson LF423200  00.000000
 3.0Dodgers Andre Ethier PH111200  00.000000
 3.0`Rangers 0000000  Tanner Scheppers (H, 21)1.000002
 2.2Tigers 0000000  Joaquin Benoit (S, 15)1.210013
 2.0Rays 0000000  Joel Peralta (W, 2-5)1.000001
 2.0Braves 0000000  Craig Kimbrel (S, 38)1.000001
 1.0Marlins Justin Ruggiano RF413100  00.000000
 0.0Nationals Anthony Rendon 2B411200  00.000000

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