Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Tuesday, Aug. 20:
Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin, Tuesday's Player of the Day, rises to second place in Box-Toppers points among players for the season.
Corbin pitched a complete game, striking out 10 and giving up only two runs in the 5-2 win over the Reds. Corbin earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 17.4 for the season, moving from fourth to second in Box-Toppers player season rankings.
Indians pitcher Danny Salazar is American League Player of the Day. Salazar struck out seven over 5 1/3 innings in the 4-1, 14-inning win over the Angels. Salazar left the game with the Indians trailing 1-0 and so was not eligible for the win.
Robinson Cano of the Yankees is AL Batter of the Day. Cano drove in four runs and went 4-for-4 in the 8-4 win over the Blue Jays.
Sean Halton of the Brewers is National League Batter of the Day. Halton went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs in the 6-3 win over the Cardinals. This was Halton's Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has earned Player of the Game honors. He is the 3,263rd player to debut since Box-Toppers record-keeping began in 1995.
Corbin receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Salazar receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Cano and Halton each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.All of Tuesday'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||9.0||Diamondbacks||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Patrick Corbin (W, 13-3)||9.0||6||2||2||0||10|
|7.0||Pirates||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||A.J. Burnett (W, 6-8)||7.0||4||1||1||1||7|
|BAT||5.0||Yankees||Robinson Cano 2B||4||1||4||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|5.0||Nationals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Dan Haren (W, 8-11)||6.0||5||1||1||0||6|
|4.0||Twins||Justin Morneau 1B||5||1||4||4||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.0||Rays||Matt Joyce LF||2||2||1||3||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.0||Rangers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Joe Nathan (S, 37)||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Mariners||Nick Franklin 2B||4||2||2||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|BAT||3.0||Brewers||Sean Halton 1B||3||1||2||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||White Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||John Danks (W, 3-10)||8.0||7||0||0||1||2|
|2.0||Rockies||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Rafael Betancourt (S, 16)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||Dodgers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Kenley Jansen (S, 20)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||Mets||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||LaTroy Hawkins (S, 5)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Giants||Roger Kieschnick LF||4||2||3||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Yankees||Jayson Nix 3B||4||1||2||2||0||1||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.