Rangers pitcher Martin Perez is Friday’s Player of the Day. Perez pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout, striking out eight, in the 12-0 win over the White Sox.
Perez rises to sixth place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season. He earned 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 4.0 for the season. (See updated Top 10 Box-Toppers player rankings for 2014 on the home page.)
Padres pitcher Tyler Ross is National League Player of the Day. Ross pitched eight shutout innings, striking out nine, in the 2-1 win over the Giants.
Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins is NL Batter of the Day. Stanton hit a walk-off grand slam home run and went 3-for-3 and drove in five in the 8-4 win over the Mariners. Stanton rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season. He earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 3.2 for the season. (See updated Top 10 Box-Toppers player rankings for 2014 on the home page.)
Howie Kendrick of the Angels is American League Batter of the Day. Kendrick hit a pair of two-run homers and went 3-for-5 in the 11-6 win over the Tigers.
Perez receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Ross receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Stanton and Kendrick each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
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.