2013 Box-Toppers leader Clayton Kershaw opens season as top player for Saturday, March 22

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, the 2013 Box-Toppers points leader, picked up where he left off, earning Player of the Day honors in baseball's season opening game Saturday in Australia.

Kershaw struck out seven over 6 2/3 innings in the 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks in Sydney, Australia.

Kershaw receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day in the only regular season game on the schedule. Last season, he led all players with 21.7 Box-Toppers points

Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. Players earn Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.

Top player from each game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score

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