Cardinals' Wainwright tops players for Saturday, Sept. 7, rises to 6th in Box-Toppers player rankings

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Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright is Saturday's Player of the Day and rises to sixth place on Box-Toppers player standings for the season.

Wainwright pitched seven shutout innings, giving up only two hits and striking out eight, in the 5-0 win over the Pirates. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 16.7 for the season, rising to sixth in Box-Toppers player rankings (see the updated top 10 list on the home page).

Athletics pitcher Dan Straily is American League Player of the Day. Straily pitched seven shutout innings, giving up two hits and striking out seven, in the 2-1 win over the Astros.

Wainwright and Straily had identical 11.0 Box-Toppers game scores, but Wainwright earned overall Player of the Day honors because he had one more strikeout than Straily (eight vs. seven).

Adam Lind of the Blue Jays is AL Batter of the Day. Lind hit two three-run homers in the 11-2 win over the Twins. 

Freddy Galvis of the Phillies is National League Batter of the Day. Galvis hit a walk-off homer and went 4-for-5 in the 6-5 win over the Braves. 

Notable: Royals closing pitcher Greg Holland rises to 31st place on Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday. Holland (1IP 0H 0R 2K Sv in 4-3 win vs. Tigers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.0 for the season. 

Wainwright receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Straily receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Lind and Galvis each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Saturday'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

MLB11.0Cardinals 0000000  Adam Wainwright (W, 16-9)7.020028
AL11.0Athletics 0000000  Dan Straily (W, 9-7)7.020017
 7.0`Padres 0000000  Tyson Ross 7.030025
 6.0Nationals 0000000  Tanner Roark (W, 5-0)6.040004
BAT5.0Blue Jays Adam Lind 1B522600  00.000000
 5.0Red Sox Jonny Gomes LF423401  00.000000
 5.0Diamondbacks 0000000  Brandon McCarthy (W, 4-9)8.061116
 4.0`Orioles 0000000  Wei-Yin Chen 6.062208
 3.0Royals 0000000  Greg Holland (S, 39)1.000002
BAT2.0Phillies Freddy Galvis SS514200  00.000000
 2.0Mariners Kendrys Morales DH413200  00.000000
 2.0Indians Nick Swisher 1B422212  00.000000
 2.0Angels Grant Green 2B311300  00.000000
 2.0Brewers Logan Schafer CF201300  00.000000
 1.0Reds Joey Votto 1B212030  00.000000

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