Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, a top player Sunday, Aug. 25, leads AL players in Box-Toppers points

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Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers results for Sunday, Aug. 25:

Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers becomes the top American League player in Box-Toppers points for the season (and the fourth-ranked overall) after earning AL Batter of the Day honors Sunday.

Cabrera earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for the honor, giving him 16.9 for the season. He passes previous AL leader, Indians pitcher Justin Masterson (16.4 points) and moves from sixth to fourth place overall.

In addition, 16.9 points is already a career high for Cabrera. His previous career high was 16.5 scored in 2009 with the Tigers. In 2007, he scored 15.0 with the Marlins. Last year, in which he led the AL in home runs, runs batted in and batting average, he scored 11.7.

Cabrera is the only batter who has consistently been ranked among the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points this season. He led all players several times during the season, as late as June 29. 

Cabrera has 115.7 caeer Box-Toppers points, which puts him at 32nd among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record-keeping began.

Cabrera homered and went 3-for-4 in the 11-3 win over the Mets Sunday to earn AL Batter of the Day.

In other developments: 

Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada is Sunday's Player of the Day. Estrada pitched seven shutout innings, gave up only one hit and struck out nine in the 3-1 win over the Reds.

Angels pitcher Jered Weaver is AL Player of the Day. Weaver struck out eight over eight innings in the 7-1 win over the Mariners. 

John Mayberry of the Phillies is National League Batter of the Day. Mayberry hit a two-run homer in the 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks.

Estrada receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Weaver receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Cabrera and Mayberry each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Sunday'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

MLB13.0Brewers 0000000  Marco Estrada (W, 6-4)7.010029
AL11.0Angels 0000000  Jered Weaver (W, 8-7)8.031108
 11.0`Padres 0000000  Andrew Cashner 7.020017
 10.0Giants 0000000  Ryan Vogelsong (W, 3-4)8.020015
 8.0Red Sox 0000000  Jake Peavy (W, 10-5)9.031115
 4.0Blue Jays 0000000  Mark Buehrle (W, 10-7)8.071127
 4.0`Indians 0000000  Scott Kazmir 6.071118
BAT3.0Tigers Miguel Cabrera 3B423210  00.000000
 3.0Orioles J.J. Hardy SS433101  00.000000
 2.0Royals Salvador Perez C412300  00.000000
BAT2.0Phillies John Mayberry RF321210  00.000000
 2.0White Sox Josh Phegley C221111  00.000000
 1.1Braves 0000000  Craig Kimbrel (S, 41)1.100000
 1.0Yankees Robinson Cano 2B513200  00.000000
 1.0Rockies 0000000  Rex Brothers (S, 13)1.000022

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