Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Friday, Aug. 23:
Dodgers pitcher Ricky Nolasco is Friday's Player of the Day, while Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers rises to fifth place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Nolasco pitched eight scoreless innings and gave up only two hits in the 2-0 win over the Red Sox.
Cabrera, who was top player in his game Friday, moves from 10th to fifth place in season player rankings in Box-Toppers points. Cabrera (HR 3RBI 2-4 in the 6-1 win vs. the Mets) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 15.4 for the season. He continues to lead in Box-Toppers points among all American League batters.
Angels pitcher Garrett Richards is AL Player of the Day. Richards pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings in the 2-0 win over the Mariners.
Khris Davis of the Brewers is National League Batter of the Day. Davis hit a pair of two-run homers in the 6-4 win over the Reds.
Jose Lobaton of the Rays is AL Batter of the Day. Lobaton homered, drove in four runs and went 2-for-3 in the 7-2 win over the Yankees.
Notable: Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright rises to 10th place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday. Wainwright (CG 1R 9K W in 3-1 win vs. the Braves) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 14.7 for the season.
Nolasco receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Richards receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Davis and Lobaton each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Friday'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||Ricky Nolasco (W, 10-9)||8.0||2||0||0||0||6|
|10.0||Cardinals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Adam Wainwright (W, 15-7)||9.0||6||1||1||0||9|
|AL||5.1||Angels||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Garrett Richards (W, 4-5)||7.1||4||0||0||2||4|
|BAT||5.0||Brewers||Khris Davis LF||3||2||2||4||1||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.2||Nationals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Tanner Roark (W, 4-0)||4.2||1||0||0||1||2|
|BAT||4.0||Rays||Jose Lobaton C||3||1||2||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Astros||Robbie Grossman LF||4||1||2||4||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Orioles||Brian Roberts 2B||3||1||1||4||1||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Rangers||Adam Rosales DH||2||1||1||3||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Twins||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Samuel Deduno (W, 8-7)||6.0||3||1||1||4||6|
|3.0||Rockies||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Rex Brothers (S, 12)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Tigers||Miguel Cabrera 3B||4||1||2||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Pirates||Clint Barmes SS||4||1||1||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Phillies||Cody Asche PH||1||1||1||0||0||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.