Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Thursday, Aug. 22:
Reds pitcher Mat Latos is Thursday's Player of the Day, while Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw strengthens his hold atop Box-Toppers player rankings.
Latos gave up one run and struck out six over eight innings in the 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks. Latos rises to 14th place in Box-Toppers players season standings. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 13.4 for the season.
Kershaw, who was top player in his game Thursday, maintains his position atop season player rankings in Box-Toppers points. Kershaw (8IP 0R 6K W in the 6-0 win vs. the Marlins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 18.7 for the season.
White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana is American League Player of the Day. Quintana struck out seven over seven innings in the 4-3, 12-inning win over the Royals. Quintana left the game with the score tied 3-3, so was not eligible for the win.
Jose Tabata of the Pirates is National League Batter of the Day. Tabata drove in three runs and went 3-for-4 in the 10-5 win over the Giants.
Eduardo Nunez of the Yankees is AL Batter of the Day. Nunez drove in two runs and went 1-for-2 in the 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Latos receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Quintana receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Tabata and Nunez each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Thursday'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||7.0||Reds||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Mat Latos (W, 13-4)||8.0||5||1||1||0||6|
|6.0||Dodgers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Clayton Kershaw (W, 13-7)||8.0||5||0||0||3||6|
|BAT||4.0||Pirates||Jose Tabata LF||4||2||3||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|AL||3.0||`White Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jose Quintana||7.0||4||3||3||1||7|
|BAT||2.0||Yankees||Eduardo Nunez SS||2||1||1||2||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Nationals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Craig Stammen (W, 7-5)||2.0||0||0||0||1||1|
|1.0||Twins||Chris Herrmann C||5||1||3||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Cardinals||Matt Holliday LF||3||1||2||1||1||0||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.