Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, top player for Friday, Aug. 17, takes Box-Toppers points lead among players

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Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Saturday, Aug. 17:

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, Saturday's Player of the Day, rises to the top spot in Box-Toppers player season standings.

Kershaw pitched eight scoreless innings, striking out eight, in the 5-0 win over the Phillies. Kershaw earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 17.7 for the season. He rises to the top spot among players for the season, passing Indians pitcher Justin Masterson (16.4 points), who had been in first place since July 21. 

Ubaldo Jimenez of the Indians is American League Player of the Day. Jimenez struck out eight over 5 2/3 innings in the 7-1 win over the Athletics.

Martin Prado of the Diamondbacks is National League Batter of the Day. Prado homered, drove in three runs and went 4-for-5 in the 15-5 win over the Pirates. 

Alejandro De Aza of the White Sox is AL Batter of the Day. De Aza homered and scored three runs in the 8-5 win over the Twins. 

Kershaw receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Jimenez receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Prado and De Aza each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Saturday'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

MLB12.0Dodgers 0000000  Clayton Kershaw (W, 12-7)8.030018
 8.0`Nationals 0000000  Tanner Roark 4.010016
BAT6.0Diamondbacks Martin Prado LF, 3B544310  00.000000
AL5.2Indians 0000000  Ubaldo Jimenez (W, 9-7)5.211158
 5.0Cardinals 0000000  Joe Kelly (W, 4-3)6.040036
 5.0Angels 0000000  Ernesto Frieri (W, 1-4)2.010004
 4.1Brewers 0000000  Yovani Gallardo (W, 9-9)6.130023
BAT3.0White Sox Alejandro De Aza CF, LF432200  00.000000
 3.0Blue Jays Adam Lind DH322210  00.000000
 3.0Rangers Craig Gentry PH, LF211300  00.000000
 2.0Padres Will Venable CF534001  00.000000
 2.0Tigers Prince Fielder 1B422201  00.000000
 2.0Orioles Brian Roberts 2B211220  00.000000
 2.0Giants 0000000  Matt Cain (W, 8-8)7.042225
 1.0Red Sox David Ortiz DH422111  00.000000

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