Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark is Tuesday's Player of the Day, while Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez rises to seventh place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Roark pitched seven scoreless innings and gave up only two hits in the 4-0 win over the Braves.
Sanchez rises to seventh in Box-Toppers player rankings (see the updated top 10 list on the home page) after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday. Sanchez (6.1IP 10K ND in 6-2 win vs. Mariners) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 17.1 for the season. He and teammate Max Scherzer both have 17.1 Box-Toppers points, but Scherzer holds the lead among AL players since he has more Box-Toppers points over the past two seasons (34.1 vs. 23.8).
Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey is American League Player of the Day. Dickey pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out eight in the 2-0 win over the Yankees.
Matt Holliday of the Cardinals is National League Batter of the Day. Holliday homered, drove in three runs and went 4-for-4 in the 11-4 win over the Rockies.
Alexi Casilla of the Orioles is AL Batter of the Day. Casilla scored the go-ahead run as a pinch runner in the ninth inning in the 3-2 win over the Red Sox.
Notable: Two top pitchers in Box-Toppers player rankings were pitted against each other Tuesday, but neither picked up Box-Toppers points. Zack Greinke of the Dodgers and Patrick Corbin of the Diamondbacks, both in Box-Toppers player rankings top 10, were both in position to take over the points lead, but neither earned Player of the Game honors. Corbin (17.4 Box-Toppers points) left the game in the third inning after giving up six runs. His team lost. Greinke (18.4 Box-Toppers points), though he pitched six innings and struck out five, had a lower Box-Toppers game score than eventual Player of the Game Matt Kemp (4.0 vs. 0.0). Greinke remains in third place in Box-Toppers player rankings and Corbin remains in fifth.
Coming Wednesday: Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has a chance to take the lead in Box-Toppers points. Wainwright is starting pitcher against the Rockies Wednesday. Wainwright has 17.7 Box-Toppers points and is in fourth place in player rankings. He trails points leader Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez (19.0) by 1.3 Box-Toppers points. If he earns Player of the Day or NL Player of the Day honors, he would pass Fernandez.
Roark receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Dickey receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Holliday and Casilla each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Tuesday'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||10.0||Nationals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Tanner Roark (W, 7-0)||7.0||2||0||0||1||6|
|AL||9.0||Blue Jays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||R.A. Dickey (W, 13-12)||7.0||4||0||0||2||8|
|7.0||Reds||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Mike Leake (W, 14-6)||8.0||5||0||0||2||6|
|BAT||5.0||Cardinals||Matt Holliday LF||4||2||4||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|5.0||Phillies||Chase Utley 2B||4||2||3||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|5.0||Giants||Angel Pagan CF||3||2||3||3||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.0||Dodgers||Matt Kemp CF||4||1||4||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.0||Rangers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Alexi Ogando (W, 7-4)||5.0||2||1||1||1||4|
|4.0||Athletics||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Grant Balfour (W, 1-3)||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Padres||Jedd Gyorko 2B||5||2||3||3||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Brewers||Carlos Gomez CF||3||1||2||3||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||`White Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Nate Jones (H, 13)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Indians||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Chris Perez (S, 25)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||1.0||Orioles||Alexi Casilla PR, DH||0||1||0||0||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.