Brewers' Kyle Lohse (8IP 8K) tops players for Wednesday, May 21

Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse is Wednesday’s Player of the Day. Lohse struck out eight over eight innings, allowing just one run, in the 6-1 win over the Braves.

Lohse earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 4.7 for the season. He rises to 25th place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season and ranks 10th among National League pitchers.

Angels pitcher Jered Weaver is American League Player of the Day. Weaver pitched a complete game, two-hit shutout in the 2-1 win over the Astros.

Marcell Ozuna of the Marlins is NL Batter of the Day. Ozuna hit a grand slam, went 2-for-4 and drove in five runs in the 14-5 win over the Phillies.

Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays is AL Batter of the Day. Encarnacion hit two home runs and drove in three in the 6-4 win over the Red Sox.

Lohse receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Weaver receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Ozuna and Encarnacion each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

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

MLB10.0BrewersKyle Lohse (W, 6-1)------8.041108
AL9.0AngelsJered Weaver (W, 5-3)------9.021115
7.0TwinsPhil Hughes (W, 5-1)------7.070007
6.0`GiantsMatt Cain------3.000003
BAT5.0MarlinsMarcell Ozuna CF422510------
5.0RedsAlfredo Simon (W, 6-2)------7.051116
5.0`CardinalsMichael Wacha------6.020034
4.2`YankeesDellin Betances------1.200003
4.1`PiratesVin Mazzaro------3.100023
4.0IndiansJosh Tomlin (W, 3-1)------3.021116
3.0RoyalsWade Davis (W, 3-1)------1.000002
BAT2.0Blue JaysEdwin Encarnacion 1B522300------
2.0RangersShin-Soo Choo DH322101------
2.0AthleticsSean Doolittle (S, 4)------1.010002
1.0DodgersHanley Ramirez SS311210------

` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.