Dodgers' Nolasco, White Sox' Sale top players for Wednesday, Aug. 28

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Dodgers pitcher Ricky Nolasco is Wednesday's Player of the Day. Nolasco pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out 11 in the 4-0 win over the Cubs.

White Sox pitcher Chris Sale is American League Player of the Day. Sale struck out 12 over eight innings and gave up only one run in the 6-1 win over the Astros.

Sale moves up to 13th place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season. He earns 1.7 Box-Toppers point for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 14.4 for the season.

Brandon Moss of the Athletics is AL Batter of the Day. Moss hit two homers, drove in six runs and went 4-for-5 in the 14-4 win over the Tigers. 

Josh Harrison of the Pirates is National League Batter of the Day. Harrison scored three runs and went 3-for-4 in the 7-1 win over the Brewers. 

Notable: Reds pitcher Homer Bailey is in 33rd place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday. Bailey (7.1IP 0R 7K W in the 10-0 win vs. Cardinals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.0 for the season. 

Nolasco receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Sale receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Moss and Harrison each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Wednesday'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

MLB15.0Dodgers 0000000  Ricky Nolasco (W, 11-9)8.0300111
AL12.0White Sox 0000000  Chris Sale (W, 10-12)8.0411212
 12.0Rockies 0000000  Jhoulys Chacin (W, 13-7)7.011029
 8.2Royals 0000000  Danny Duffy (W, 2-0)6.250007
BAT8.0Athletics Brandon Moss RF534601  00.000000
 7.1Reds 0000000  Homer Bailey (W, 9-10)7.150027
 5.0Rays 0000000  Chris Archer (W, 8-5)7.051105
BAT3.0Pirates Josh Harrison 2B433100  00.000000
 3.0Padres Will Venable CF, RF422301  00.000000
 3.0`Nationals 0000000  Stephen Strasburg 2.000012
 2.0Rangers Leonys Martin CF, RF622401  00.000000
 2.0Braves Jordan Schafer RF413210  00.000000
 2.0Red Sox 0000000  Koji Uehara (S, 14)1.000001
 1.2Blue Jays 0000000  Todd Redmond (W, 2-2)5.232247
 1.0Phillies Carlos Ruiz C422101  00.000000

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