Yankees' Ivan Nova (CG 0R) tops players for Saturday, Aug. 31

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Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova is Saturday's Player of the Day. Nova pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout in the 2-0 win over the Orioles.

Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett is National League Player of the Day. Burnett gave up one run over seven innings in the 7-1 win over the Cardinals.

Omar Infante of the Tigers is American League Batter of the Day. Infante hit two home runs and drove in five runs in the 10-5 win over the Indians. 

Brandon Phillips of the Reds is NL Batter of the Day. Phillips homered and went 3-for-5 in the 8-3 win over the Rockies. 

Notables: Saturday's Player of the Game who has the most Box-Toppers points for the season is Dodgers closing pitcher Kenley Jansen (1IP 3K SV in 2-1 win vs. Padres). Jansen earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 9.7 for the season and is in 38th place on the season player ranking list.

Nova receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Burnett receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Infante and Phillips each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Saturday'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

MLB10.0Yankees 0000000  Ivan Nova (W, 8-4)9.030015
 8.0`Rangers 0000000  Matt Garza 7.031139
 7.2Athletics 0000000  Sonny Gray (W, 2-2)6.250017
NL6.0Pirates 0000000  A.J. Burnett (W, 7-9)7.041116
BAT4.0Tigers Omar Infante 2B522500  00.000000
 4.0Dodgers 0000000  Kenley Jansen (S, 23)1.000003
BAT3.0Reds Brandon Phillips 2B533201  00.000000
 3.0Angels Hank Conger PH111200  00.000000
 2.1`Mariners 0000000  Carter Capps (H, 7)1.110002
 2.0Braves B.J. Upton CF614302  00.000000
 2.0Mets Daniel Murphy 2B523200  00.000000
 2.0Blue Jays 0000000  Casey Janssen (S, 26)1.010002
 1.1`Diamondbacks 0000000  Josh Collmenter (BS, 1)1.120002
 1.0Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury CF523100  00.000000
 1.0Cubs 0000000  Kevin Gregg (S, 28)1.010001

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