Royals pitcher Will Smith is Monday's Player of the Day. Smith pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings in middle relief, striking out eight and giving up only one hit in the 3-1 win over the Mariners.
Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels is National League Player of the Day. Hamels struck out eight and gave up only one run and two hits over seven innings in the 3-2 win over the Nationals. Hamels exited the game with the score tied 1-1, so was not eligible for the win.
Andre Ethier of the Dodgers is NL Batter of the Day. Ethier homered, drove in three runs and went 3-for-4 in the 10-8 win over the Rockies.
Chris Colabello of the Twins is American League Batter of the Day. Colabello hit two home runs including a ninth-inning, go-ahead grand slam in the 10-6 win over the Astros.
Notables: Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez earned Player of the Game honors in the 4-3 win over the Cubs, but he won for his performance at the plate rather than the mound. Alvarez went 2-for-2 and hit a three-run homer.
Also, Freddie Freeman of the Braves rises to 32nd place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Monday. Freeman (three-run HR, 5RBI in 13-5 win vs. Mets) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.5 for the season.
Smith receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Hamels receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Ethier and Colabello each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Monday'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||11.1||Royals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Will Smith (W, 2-1)||4.1||1||0||0||0||8|
|9.1||Blue Jays||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Esmil Rogers (W, 4-7)||6.1||1||0||0||1||5|
|8.0||Orioles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Bud Norris (W, 10-10)||7.0||4||1||1||1||8|
|BAT||5.0||Dodgers||Andre Ethier CF||4||3||3||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|BAT||4.0||Twins||Chris Colabello 1B||5||2||2||5||0||2||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.0||Angels||Erick Aybar SS||4||2||2||4||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.0||Marlins||Henderson Alvarez P||2||1||2||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4.0||Padres||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Ian Kennedy (W, 6-9)||6.0||5||1||1||2||7|
|3.0||Braves||Freddie Freeman 1B||5||1||2||5||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3.0||Tigers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Doug Fister (W, 12-7)||7.0||4||0||0||4||4|
|2.0||Pirates||Jose Tabata LF||4||1||3||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Reds||Zack Cozart SS||3||2||2||1||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.2||Yankees||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||David Huff (W, 2-0)||5.2||5||1||1||0||3|
|1.1||`Athletics||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Brett Anderson (H, 1)||1.1||1||0||0||1||2|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.