Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez is Wednesday’s Player of the Day. Chavez pitched seven scoreless innings, giving up only one hit and striking out eight in the 12-1 win over the Rangers.
Marlins pitcher Nathan Eovaldi is National League Player of the Day. Eovaldi allowed one run over seven innings in the 9-3 win over the Braves.
Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs is NL Batter of the Day. Rizzo hit a two-run homer and scored three runs in the 9-4 win over the Reds.
There is no American League Batter of the Day for Wednesday because no AL batter earned Player of the Game honors.
Notables: Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke rises to fourth place among players in Box-Toppers points for the season. Greinke (6IP 1R 6K W in 6-4 win vs. Twins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 5.4 for the season. (See the updated top 10 list on the home page.)
Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer rises to ninth place among players in Box-Toppers points for the season. Scherzer (6IP 0R 7K W in 5-1 win vs. White Sox) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 4.7 for the season. (See the updated top 10 list on the home page.)
Chavez receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Eovaldi receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Rizzo receives 1.5 for being NL Batter of the Day.
All of Wednesday’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.