Nats' Haren tops players for Wednesday, Sept. 11; Tigers' Sanchez rises to 10th in Box-Toppers player rankings

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Nationals pitcher Dan Haren is Wednesday's Player of the Day, while Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez rises to 10th place in Box-Toppers player rankings.

Haren pitched six scoreless innings, giving up only one hit and striking out eight, in the 3-0 win over the Mets. 

Sanchez, American League Player of the Day, rises to 10th on the season's Box-Toppers player rankings (see the top 10 player list on the home page). Sanchez pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings and struck out 10 in the 1-0 win over the White Sox. He earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 16.1 for the season. 

Mike Carp of the Red Sox is AL Batter of the Day. Carp hit a pinch-hit grand slam in the top of the 10th inning to beat the Rays, 7-3. 

Jack Hannahan of the Reds is National League Batter of the Day. Hannahan homered and drove in three runs in the 6-0 win over the Cubs. 

Notables: Four other players who earned Player of the Game honors Wednesday are among the top 30 in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season: 

  • Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn rises to 17th place. He earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game (6IP 0ER 10K ND in 5-1 win vs. Brewers), giving him 14.1 for the season.
  • Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks rises to 26th place and remains the top-ranked NL batter. He earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game (4-5 2RBI in 4-1 win vs. Dodgers), giving him 12.7 for the season. 
  • Robinson Cano of the Yankees rises to 27th place. He earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game (HR 2-4 2RBI in 5-4 win vs. Orioles), giving him 12.5 for the season.
  • Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee rises to 28th place. He earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game (8IP 9K W in 4-2 win vs. Padres), giving him 12.4 for the season.

Haren receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Sanchez receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Carp and Hannahan 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


MLB12.0Nationals 0000000  Dan Haren (W, 9-13)6.010018
AL8.1Tigers 0000000  Anibal Sanchez (W, 14-7)7.1500410
 8.0`Cardinals 0000000  Lance Lynn 6.0510210
 7.0Phillies 0000000  Cliff Lee (W, 13-6)8.052219
 6.0Royals 0000000  James Shields (W, 11-9)8.042217
BAT5.0Red Sox Mike Carp PH111400  00.000000
 4.0Athletics Jed Lowrie SS422400  00.000000
BAT4.0Reds Jack Hannahan PH111300  00.000000
 4.0Astros 0000000  Brad Peacock (W, 5-5)6.031114
 3.0Marlins Giancarlo Stanton RF312310  00.000000
 2.0Pirates 0000000  Kyle Farnsworth (S, 1)1.000001
 1.0Diamondbacks Paul Goldschmidt 1B504200  00.000000
 1.0Yankees Robinson Cano 2B412200  00.000000
 1.0Angels Josh Hamilton DH313010  00.000000
 1.0Giants Angel Pagan PH, CF111000  00.000000

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