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
|MLB||13.0||Brewers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Marco Estrada (W, 6-4)||7.0||1||0||0||2||9|
|AL||11.0||Angels||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jered Weaver (W, 8-7)||8.0||3||1||1||0||8|
|10.0||Giants||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Ryan Vogelsong (W, 3-4)||8.0||2||0||0||1||5|
|8.0||Red Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jake Peavy (W, 10-5)||9.0||3||1||1||1||5|
|4.0||Blue Jays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Mark Buehrle (W, 10-7)||8.0||7||1||1||2||7|
|BAT||3.0||Tigers||Miguel Cabrera 3B||4||2||3||2||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Orioles||J.J. Hardy SS||4||3||3||1||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Royals||Salvador Perez C||4||1||2||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|BAT||2.0||Phillies||John Mayberry RF||3||2||1||2||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||White Sox||Josh Phegley C||2||2||1||1||1||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.1||Braves||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Craig Kimbrel (S, 41)||1.1||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Yankees||Robinson Cano 2B||5||1||3||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Rockies||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Rex Brothers (S, 13)||1.0||0||0||0||2||2|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.