Astros' Peacock, Orioles' Gonzalez top players for Thursday, Sept. 5

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Astros pitcher Brad Peacock is Thursday's Player of the Day. Peacock struck out nine over seven innings in the 3-2 win over the Athletics.

Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez is American League Player of the Day. Gonzalez gave up one run over seven innings and struck out six in the 3-1 win over the White Sox. 

Todd Frazier of the Reds is National League Batter of the Day. Frazier hit two homers and went 3-for-4 in the 6-2 win over the Cardinals. 

Billy Butler of the Royals is AL Batter of the Day. Butler went 5-for-5 in the 13-inning, 7-6 win over the Mariners. Butler earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for AL Batter of the Day, giving him 9.0 for the season. He has the most Box-Toppers points for the season among all seven of Thursday's Players of the Game and is in 49th place overall.

Peacock receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Gonzalez receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Frazier and Butler each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Thursday'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

MLB6.0Astros 0000000  Brad Peacock (W, 4-5)7.052219
AL6.0Orioles 0000000  Miguel Gonzalez (W, 9-7)7.041116
BAT3.0Reds Todd Frazier 3B423201  00.000000
 3.0Red Sox 0000000  Craig Breslow (W, 5-2)2.000012
BAT2.0Royals Billy Butler DH515100  00.000000
 2.0`Diamondbacks 0000000  Tony Sipp (H, 2)1.010002
 1.1Angels 0000000  Jerome Williams (W, 6-10)6.162227

` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.