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
|MLB||12.0||Dodgers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Clayton Kershaw (W, 12-7)||8.0||3||0||0||1||8|
|BAT||6.0||Diamondbacks||Martin Prado LF, 3B||5||4||4||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|AL||5.2||Indians||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Ubaldo Jimenez (W, 9-7)||5.2||1||1||1||5||8|
|5.0||Cardinals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Joe Kelly (W, 4-3)||6.0||4||0||0||3||6|
|5.0||Angels||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Ernesto Frieri (W, 1-4)||2.0||1||0||0||0||4|
|4.1||Brewers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Yovani Gallardo (W, 9-9)||6.1||3||0||0||2||3|
|BAT||3.0||White Sox||Alejandro De Aza CF, LF||4||3||2||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Blue Jays||Adam Lind DH||3||2||2||2||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Rangers||Craig Gentry PH, LF||2||1||1||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Padres||Will Venable CF||5||3||4||0||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Tigers||Prince Fielder 1B||4||2||2||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Orioles||Brian Roberts 2B||2||1||1||2||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Giants||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Matt Cain (W, 8-8)||7.0||4||2||2||2||5|
|1.0||Red Sox||David Ortiz DH||4||2||2||1||1||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.