Cards' Adam Wainwright, with a one-hit shutout, tops players for Tuesday, May 20, rises to 2nd in Box-Toppers player rankings

Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, Tuesday’s Player of the Day, rises to second place among all players in Box-Toppers points this season and takes the lead among National League pitchers.

Wainwright pitched a complete game, one-hit shutout, striking out nine—allowing just the one baserunner in the fourth inning—in the 5-0 win over the Diamondbacks.

Wainwright earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 9.0 for the season. He moves from fifth to second place in Box-Toppers season player rankings (see the updated top 10 list on the home page). He passes previous NL pitching leader, Johnny Cueto of the Reds (7.7). He trails only Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies (9.1) in Box-Toppers points this season.

Chris Davis of the Orioles is American League Player of the Day. Davis hit three homers, went 4-for-5 and drove in five runs in the 9-2 win over the Pirates.

Denard Span of the Nationals is NL Batter of the Day. Span went 5-for-5, scored twice and drove in two runs in the 9-4 win over the Reds.

Notable: Braves pitcher Julio Teheran rises to seventh place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday. Teheran (CG 0R 8K W in the 5-0 win over the Brewers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 6.7 for the season. He is in seventh among all players in Box-Toppers points and fourth among NL pitchers. (See the updated top 10 player rankings on the home page.)

Wainwright receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Davis receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Span receives 1.5 for being NL Batter of the Day.

All of Tuesday’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

MLB17.0CardinalsAdam Wainwright (W, 7-2)------9.010009
9.0BravesJulio Teheran (W, 3-3)------9.060028
AL8.0OriolesChris Davis 1B544501------
5.0AngelsTyler Skaggs (W, 4-1)------7.051116
4.2CubsJason Hammel (W, 5-2)------5.241116
BAT4.0NationalsDenard Span CF525200------
4.0Blue JaysMelky Cabrera LF534200------
3.0White SoxAndre Rienzo (W, 4-0)------6.052228
3.0AthleticsDrew Pomeranz (W, 4-1)------5.030023
2.0DodgersAdrian Gonzalez 1B413211------
2.0RockiesWilin Rosario C412302------
2.0PhilliesJimmy Rollins SS422210------
2.0TwinsGlen Perkins (S, 13)------1.000001
1.0IndiansAsdrubal Cabrera SS312110------
1.0MarinersNick Franklin DH312101------