Dodgers' Nolasco tops players for Friday, Aug. 23, Tigers' Cabrera rises to 5th in Box-Toppers rankings

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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

MLB12.0Dodgers 0000000  Ricky Nolasco (W, 10-9)8.020006
 10.0Cardinals 0000000  Adam Wainwright (W, 15-7)9.061109
 6.1`Padres 0000000  Tim Stauffer 4.110014
AL5.1Angels 0000000  Garrett Richards (W, 4-5)7.140024
BAT5.0Brewers Khris Davis LF322411  00.000000
 4.2Nationals 0000000  Tanner Roark (W, 4-0)4.210012
BAT4.0Rays Jose Lobaton C312400  00.000000
 3.0Astros Robbie Grossman LF412401  00.000000
 3.0Orioles Brian Roberts 2B311411  00.000000
 3.0Rangers Adam Rosales DH211301  00.000000
 3.0Twins 0000000  Samuel Deduno (W, 8-7)6.031146
 3.0Rockies 0000000  Rex Brothers (S, 12)1.000002
 2.0TigersMiguel Cabrera 3B412300  00.000000
 1.0Pirates Clint Barmes SS411300  00.000000
 1.0Phillies Cody Asche PH111000  00.000000

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