Astros' George Springer (HR 4-4 5R 3RBI) tops players for Monday, May 26

George Springer of the Astros is Monday’s Player of the Day. Springer homered, went 4-for-4, scored five times and drove in three runs in the 9-2 win over the Royals.

Ryan Howard of the Phillies is National League Player of the Day. Howard homered, went 3-for-4, scored twice and drove in five runs in the 9-0 win over the Rockies.

Notable: Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu rose to 23rd place in Box-Toppers player rankings (10th among NL pitchers) after earning Player of the Game honors Monday. Ryu (7.1IP 3H 3R 7K W in the 4-3 win over the Reds) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 5.0 for the season. Ryu was perfect through seven innings before giving up a double in the eighth, a day after teammate Josh Beckett pitched a no-hitter.

Springer receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Howard receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day.

All of Monday’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

MLB8.0AstrosGeorge Springer RF454310------
6.2AthleticsTommy Milone (W, 3-3)------6.240026
NL6.0PhilliesRyan Howard 1B423500------
5.1DodgersHyun-Jin Ryu (W, 5-2)------7.133307
4.1MarinersChris Young (W, 4-2)------6.121135
4.0Blue JaysMelky Cabrera LF313310------
4.0PiratesGaby Sanchez PH, 1B222200------
4.0CubsJeff Samardzija (W, 1-4)------7.0643010
3.1MarlinsNathan Eovaldi (W, 4-2)------6.132215
3.0White SoxConor Gillaspie 3B424100------
3.0Red SoxDavid Ortiz 1B311410------
3.0DdbacksBrad Ziegler (W, 1-1)------2.020003
2.0OriolesJonathan Schoop 2B523200------
2.0RangersChris Gimenez C422201------
1.0YankeesAlfonso Soriano PH000100------