Reds' Latos tops players for Thursday, Aug. 22, Dodgers' Kershaw scores to stay atop Box-Toppers player rankings

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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

MLB7.0Reds 0000000  Mat Latos (W, 13-4)8.051106
 6.0Dodgers 0000000  Clayton Kershaw (W, 13-7)8.050036
BAT4.0Pirates Jose Tabata LF423300  00.000000
AL3.0`White Sox 0000000  Jose Quintana 7.043317
 3.0`Phillies 0000000  Zach Miner 2.000001
BAT2.0Yankees Eduardo Nunez SS211210  00.000000
 2.0Nationals 0000000  Craig Stammen (W, 7-5)2.000011
 1.0Twins Chris Herrmann C513200  00.000000
 1.0Cardinals Matt Holliday LF312110  00.000000

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