Cubs' Arrieta tops players for Friday, Aug. 16, Dodgers' Greinke rises to 9th in Box-Toppers standings

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Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Friday, Aug. 16:

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta is Friday's Player of the Day, while Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player standings. 

Arrieta pitched seven shutout innings and struck out seven in the 7-0 win over the Cardinals.

Greinke rose to ninth place in Box-Toppers standings after he earned Player of the Game honors Friday. Greinke (7.1IP 0R W in the 4-0 win vs. the Phillies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 13.7 for the season.

Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma is American League Player of the Day. Iwakuma gave up one run over seven innings, striking out eight, in the 3-1 win over the Rangers. Iwakuma rises to 19th place in Box-Toppers player season standings. He earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 12.4 points.

Hunter Pence of the Giants is National League Batter of the Day. Pence drove in five runs and went 3-for-6 in the 14-10 win over the Marlins. 

Alfonso Soriano of the Yankees is AL Batter of the Day. Soriano hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-4 in the 10-3 win over the Red Sox. Soriano rises to 25th in Box-Toppers player season standings. He earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 10.9 for the season. This is his highest single-season Box-Toppers points total in his 13 Major League seasons, surpassing 2006 when he had 10.5 with the Washington Nationals.

In addition, this is the third time in the past four days that Soriano has earned Player of the Game honors. He has earned 4.9 Box-Toppers points over that span. Soriano has earned 5.9 of his 10.9 points since he was traded to the Yankees from the Chicago Cubs on July 26.

Arrieta receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Iwakuma receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Pence and Soriano each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Friday'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


MLB10.0Cubs 0000000  Jake Arrieta (W, 1-0)7.020027
 8.1`Braves 0000000  Alex Wood 6.151109
AL6.0Mariners 0000000  Hisashi Iwakuma (W, 11-6)7.041138
 6.0Mets 0000000  Jon Niese (W, 5-6)6.061119
BAT5.0Giants Hunter Pence RF633500  00.000000
BAT5.0Yankees Alfonso Soriano LF423401  00.000000
 5.0Royals 0000000  Danny Duffy (W, 1-0)6.010033
 4.0Astros Chris Carter DH412502  00.000000
 3.1Dodgers 0000000  Zack Greinke (W, 11-3)7.130043
 3.0Brewers Jonathan Lucroy C523300  00.000000
 2.0Rockies Wilin Rosario DH422200  00.000000
 2.0White Sox Adam Dunn 1B322110  00.000000
 1.0Rays Jose Lobaton C403200  00.000000
 1.0Royals Eric Hosmer 1B412211  00.000000
 1.0Pirates Jose Tabata RF311210  00.000000
 0.0Athletics Yoenis Cespedes CF, LF411200  00.000000

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