Brandon Belt of the Giants is Saturday's Player of the Day, while Rays pitcher Matt Moore rises to 10th place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Belt homered, drove in six runs, scored four times and went 5-for-6 in the 19-3 win over the Dodgers.
Moore rose to 10th place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday (see the updated top 10 list on the home page). Moore (3IP 0R 5K ND in 7-0 win vs. Twins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 16.1 for the season, only 0.3 points behind American League pitching leader Justin Masterson of the Indians (16.4).
Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon is AL Player of the Day. Colon pitched eight scoreless innings, striking out seven, in the 1-0 win over the Rangers. Colon earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 10.4 for the season, putting him in 44th place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Moises Sierra of the Blue Jays is AL Batter of the Day. Sierra doubled and drove in two runs in the 4-3 win over the Orioles.
Notables: Two other players who earned Player of the Game honors Saturday are among the top 40 in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season:
- Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez rises to 31st place. He earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game (8.1IP 1R 8K W in 8-1 win vs. White Sox), giving him 11.8 for the season.
- Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester rises to 32nd place. He earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game (8IP 1R 5K W in 5-1 win vs. Yankees), giving him 11.7 for the season.
Belt receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Colon receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Sierra receives 1.5 for being AL Batter of the Day.
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
|MLB||9.0||Giants||Brandon Belt 1B||6||4||5||6||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|8.0||Marlins||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Henderson Alvarez (W, 4-4)||7.0||4||0||0||0||5|
|AL||7.0||Athletics||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Bartolo Colon (W, 16-6)||8.0||7||0||0||1||7|
|7.0||Mariners||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||James Paxton (W, 2-0)||6.0||2||0||0||2||5|
|6.1||Braves||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Kris Medlen (W, 14-12)||7.1||4||0||0||2||5|
|6.0||Red Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Jon Lester (W, 14-8)||8.0||3||1||1||2||5|
|5.2||Royals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Ervin Santana (W, 9-9)||6.2||5||0||0||1||5|
|5.1||Indians||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Ubaldo Jimenez (W, 12-9)||8.1||8||1||1||1||8|
|5.0||Reds||Shin-Soo Choo CF||3||3||2||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|5.0||Mets||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Daisuke Matsuzaka (W, 1-3)||7.0||2||1||1||1||3|
|4.0||Pirates||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Gerrit Cole (W, 8-7)||7.0||5||1||1||3||7|
|2.0||Diamondbacks||Aaron Hill 2B||5||1||3||3||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|BAT||2.0||Blue Jays||Moises Sierra RF||2||1||1||2||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Angels||Chris Iannetta C||4||1||2||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|0.0||Phillies||Carlos Ruiz C||5||0||2||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.