Reds' Bailey, Rays' Hernandez top players for Tuesday, Sept. 3

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Reds pitcher Homer Bailey is Tuesday's Player of the Day. Bailey pitched seven shutout innings, giving up only two hits and striking out eight, in the 1-0 win over the Cardinals.

Bailey rises to 23rd place in Box-Toppers player standings for the season. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 12.0 for the season. 

Rays pitcher Roberto Hernandez is American League Player of the Day. Hernandez pitched the final 3 2/3 innings of the game, striking out seven and earning the save in the 7-1 win over the Angels. 

Wilson Ramos of the Nationals is National League Batter of the Day. Ramos hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs in the 9-6 win over the Phillies. 

Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays is AL Batter of the Day. Encarnacion homered and went 3-for-3 in the 10-4 win over the Diamondbacks. 

Notables: Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester rises to 32nd place in Box-Toppers player rankings and Royals closing pitcher Greg Holland rises to 40th place after both earned Player of the Game honors Tuesday.

  • Lester (7IP 1R 9K W in 2-1 win vs. Tigers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.7 for the season.
  • Holland (1IP 0H 0R 2K Sv in 4-3 win vs. Mariners) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.0 for the season. 

Bailey receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Hernandez receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Ramos and Encarnacion 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

MLB12.0Reds 0000000  Homer Bailey (W, 10-10)7.020018
AL10.2Rays 0000000  Roberto Hernandez (S, 1)3.200007
 7.0Braves 0000000  Kris Medlen (W, 12-12)7.071109
 6.0Red Sox 0000000  Jon Lester (W, 13-8)7.081109
BAT4.0Nationals Wilson Ramos C211420  00.000000
 4.0Indians 0000000  Ubaldo Jimenez (W, 10-9)6.040024
 4.0Twins 0000000  Caleb Thielbar (W, 3-2)2.000002
 3.0Marlins Donovan Solano 2B423210  00.000000
BAT3.0Blue Jays Edwin Encarnacion 1B323120  00.000000
 3.0Padres Nick Hundley C222110  00.000000
 3.0Yankees 0000000  Mariano Rivera (S, 40)1.000002
 3.0Royals 0000000  Greg Holland (S, 38)1.000002
 2.0Pirates Andrew McCutchen CF432110  00.000000
 2.0Rangers 0000000  Martin Perez (W, 9-3)7.081105
 1.1Dodgers 0000000  Chris Withrow (S, 1)0.100001