Orioles' Jimenez tops players for Friday, May 2; Tulowitzki takes lead in Box-Toppers player rankings

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Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is Friday’s Player of the Day, while Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies takes the lead in season Box-Toppers player rankings.

Jimenez pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out 10 in the 3-0 win over the Twins.

Tulowitzki now has more Box-Toppers points than any other player this season after earning National League Batter of the Day honors Friday. Tulowitzki went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs in the 10-3 win over the Mets. He earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 7.4 for the season. He rises from third to first place in Box-Toppers season player rankings, passing previous leader Jose Fernandez of the Marlins (7.0). (See the updated top 10 list on the home page.)

Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo is NL Player of the Day. Arroyo pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out six in the 2-0 win over the Padres.

Dustin Pedroia of the Red Sox is American League Batter of the Day. Pedroia hit a grand slam and went 2-for-3 in the 7-1 win over the Athletics.

Jimenez receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Arroyo receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Pedroia and Tulowitzki each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Friday’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

MLB13.1OriolesUbaldo Jimenez (W, 1-4)------7.1300110
10.0BrewersWily Peralta (W, 4-1)------8.030027
NL9.0DbacksBronson Arroyo (W, 2-2)------7.030016
6.0MarlinsTom Koehler (W, 3-2)------7.030024
BAT5.0Red SoxDustin Pedroia 2B322420------
5.0TigersRick Porcello (W, 4-1)------7.042206
BAT4.0RockiesTroy Tulowitzki SS423300------
4.0CubsAnthony Rizzo 1B322310------
3.0IndiansMichael Brantley LF523301------
3.0AstrosAnthony Bass (W, 1-0)------2.000001
3.0`RaysDavid Price------7.082208
2.0RangersShin-Soo Choo LF413200------
2.0PiratesNeil Walker 2B433000------
1.0NationalsTyler Moore LF, 1B422102------
0.0GiantsMichael Morse LF412100------

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