Padres' Kennedy tops players for Wednesday, Aug. 21, Dodgers' Greinke rises to 8th in Box-Toppers player rankings

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Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Wednesday, Aug. 21:

Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy is Wednesday's Player of the Day, while Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke rises to eighth place in Box-Toppers points among players this season. 

Kennedy pitched seven shutout innings, striking out eight, in the 2-1 win over the Pirates. 

Greinke rises to eighth place in Box-Toppers player standings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday. Greinke (8IP 1R 7K W in the 4-1 win vs. the Marlins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 14.7 for the season. 

Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez is American League Player of the Day. Sanchez struck out eight over 6 2/3 innings in the 7-1 win over the Twins. Sanchez left the game with the Tigers trailing 1-0, so was not eligible for the win. Sanchez rises to 11th place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season. He earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 14.4 for the season.

Shin-Soo Choo of the Reds is National League Batter of the Day. Choo homered, drove in three runs and went 4-for-5 in the 10-7 win over the Diamondbacks. 

Dayan Viciedo of the White Sox is AL Batter of the Day. Viciedo hit a grand slam and went 3-for-4 in the 5-2 win over the Royals. 

Kennedy receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Sanchez receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Choo and Viciedo each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

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

MLB8.0Padres 0000000  Ian Kennedy (W, 5-9)7.040038
 7.0Dodgers 0000000  Zack Greinke (W, 12-3)8.061107
 6.0`Braves 0000000  Jordan Walden 2.000004
BAT5.0Reds Shin-Soo Choo CF534300  00.000000
AL4.2`Tigers 0000000  Anibal Sanchez 6.261128
BAT4.0White Sox Dayan Viciedo LF413400  00.000000
 4.0Nationals Scott Hairston PH111300  00.000000
 4.0Mariners 0000000  Danny Farquhar (S, 9)1.000003
 3.0Red Sox 0000000  Felix Doubront (W, 9-6)8.051113
 3.0`Indians 0000000  Cody Allen (H, 7)1.010003
 3.0Phillies0000000  Jake Diekman (W, 1-3)1.000002
 2.0Rangers Craig Gentry LF331110  00.000000
 2.0Yankees 0000000  David Huff (W, 1-0)5.010042
 1.0Cardinals Carlos Beltran RF522202  00.000000
 1.0Orioles Adam Jones CF412200  00.000000

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