Brewers' Lohse, Mariners' Iwakuma top players for Wednesday, Sept. 25, Tigers' Scherzer rises to 5th in Box-Toppers player rankings

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Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse is Wednesday's Player of the Day, while Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer rises to fifth place in Box-Toppers player rankings. 

Lohse pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout in the 4-0 win over the Braves.

Scherzer rises from sixth to fifth in overall Box-Toppers player rankings for the season (see the updated top 10 list on the home page) after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday. Scherzer  (7IP 2H 0R 10K W in 1-0 win vs. Twins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 18.1 for the season. He maintains his lead among American League players in Box-Toppers points. And the Tigers win clinched the AL Central title.

Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma is AL Player of the Day. Iwakuma pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out nine in the 6-0 win over the Royals. Iwakuma earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 16.1 for the season, putting him in 13th place in Box-Toppers player rankings.

Ryan Flaherty of the Orioles is AL Batter of the Day. Flaherty homered twice and drove in four runs in the 9-5 win over the Blue Jays. 

Chris Robinson of the Padres is National League Batter of the Day. Robinson hit a pinch-hit three-run home run, his first Major League hit, in the 12-2 win over the Diamondbacks. This is Robinson's Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has earned Player of the Game honors. He is the 3,297th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995. 

Lohse receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Iwakuma receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Flaherty and Robinson 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

MLB12.0Brewers 0000000  Kyle Lohse (W, 11-10)9.020005
AL12.0Mariners 0000000  Hisashi Iwakuma (W, 14-6)8.040019
 9.0Tigers 0000000  Max Scherzer (W, 21-3)7.0200610
 7.2Mets 0000000  Daisuke Matsuzaka (W, 3-3)7.240026
BAT7.0Orioles Ryan Flaherty 3B232410  00.000000
 6.0Red Sox Will Middlebrooks 3B522702  00.000000
 5.0Rays Evan Longoria 3B533401  00.000000
BAT4.0Padres Chris Robinson PH, C111300  00.000000
 3.0Cubs Darnell McDonald RF413300  00.000000
 3.0Giants Pablo Sandoval 3B322201  00.000000
 3.0Cardinals 0000000  Trevor Rosenthal (S, 3)1.000002
 2.1Indians 0000000  Danny Salazar (W, 2-3)5.162218
 2.0Rangers Ian Kinsler 2B422210  00.000000
 2.0Marlins 0000000  Steve Cishek (S, 33)1.010002
 2.0Angels 0000000  Ernesto Frieri (S, 37)1.010002