Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir is Sunday’s Player of the Day. Kazmir pitched six scoreless innings and struck out nine in the 3-0 win over the Mariners.
Kazmir earned a no decision Sunday and did not pick up the win because he left the mound with the game tied 0-0. Kazmir rises to seventh place among players in Box-Toppers points for the season. He earned 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 3.0 for the season.
Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse is National League Player of the Day. Lohse struck out nine and gave up one run over 8 2/3 innings in the 4-1 win over the Pirates.
Freddie Freeman of the Braves is NL Batter of the Day. Freeman hit a two-run homer and went 2-for-3 and drove in four runs in the 10-2 win over the Nationals. Freeman, who earned 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, rises to fourth place among all players for the season, with 3.2 Box-Toppers points.
Colby Rasmus of the Blue Jays is American League Batter of the Day. Rasmus homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, driving in three runs in the 11-3 win over the Orioles.
Kazmir receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Lohse receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Freeman and Rasmus each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Sunday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
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
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.