Red Sox' Shane Victorino (2HR 7RBI) tops players for Tuesday, Aug. 27

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Shane Victorino of the Phillies is Tuesday's Player of the Day. Victorino hit two home runs, drove in seven runs, scored four runs and went 3-for-3 in the 13-2 win over the Orioles.

Mets pitcher Jon Niese is National League Player of the Day. Niese pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout in the 5-0 win over the Phillies. 

Aramis Ramirez of the Brewers is NL Batter of the Day. Ramirez homered, drove in four runs and went 4-for-5 in the 7-6 win over the Pirates. 

Notable: Alfonso Soriano of the Yankees rises to 23rd in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season after he earned Player of the Game honors Tuesday. Soriano (2HR 4RBI in 7-1 win vs. Blue Jays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.9 for the season. 

Victorino receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Niese receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Ramirez receives 1.5 for being NL Batter of the Day.

All of Tuesday'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


MLB11.0Red Sox Shane Victorino RF343710  00.000000
NL10.0Mets 0000000  Jon Niese (W, 6-6)9.030015
 6.1`Diamondbacks 0000000  Josh Collmenter 3.110004
 5.0Cubs 0000000  Travis Wood (W, 8-10)7.051026
 4.1Royals 0000000  James Shields (W, 9-8)7.141147
 4.1`Braves 0000000  Scott Downs (H, 3)1.100003
BAT4.0Brewers Aramis Ramirez 3B514400  00.000000
 3.0Yankees Alfonso Soriano LF522401  00.000000
 3.0Athletics Brandon Moss RF221211  00.000000
 3.0Rangers 0000000  Tanner Scheppers (W, 6-2)1.000002
 2.0Angels Erick Aybar SS402410  00.000000
 2.0Nationals 0000000  Ross Ohlendorf (W, 3-0)5.031113
 2.0Giants 0000000  Sergio Romo (S, 32)1.000001
 1.1White Sox 0000000  Donnie Veal (W, 2-3)0.100001
 1.0Cardinals Shane Robinson PR, LF010000  00.000000

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