Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett is Tuesday’s Player of the Day. Beckett pitched six scoreless innings and struck out seven in the 6-1 win over the Reds.
Angels pitcher Hector Santiago is American League Player of the Day. Santiago pitched six scoreless innings and struck out eight in the 14-inning, 2-1 win over the Athletics. Santiago did not pick up the win. Though he left the game with the Angels leading 1-0, the Athletics later scored to tie the game before the Angels won the game in the 14th inning.
Beckett and Santiago had identical Box-Toppers game scores of 10.0, but Beckett earned Player of the Day honors because he earned the win and Santiago did not.
Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs is National League Batter of the Day. Rizzo homered, doubled, went 3-for-4, scored three times and drove in three runs in the 7-3 win over the Pirates. Rizzo earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 5.5 for the season, moving him into 37th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings. He is ranked third among NL batters, behind Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies (9.1) and Freddie Freeman of the Braves (6.2).
Mike Moustakas of the Royals is AL Batter of the Day. Moustakas hit a two-run homer and scored twice in the 9-5 win over the Indians.
Beckett receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Santiago receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Rizzo and Moustakas each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
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
|MLB||10.0||Dodgers||Josh Beckett (W, 4-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||1||7|
|8.2||Red Sox||Brandon Workman (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||1||0||0||1||4|
|BAT||5.0||Cubs||Anthony Rizzo 1B||4||3||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Braves||Evan Gattis C||4||4||3||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Marlins||Christian Yelich LF||6||1||4||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Phillies||Marlon Byrd RF||3||1||1||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mets||Daisuke Matsuzaka (W, 3-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||3||5|
|3.0||Yankees||David Robertson (S, 15)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||1||3|
|3.0||Dbacks||Addison Reed (S, 16)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.1||Cardinals||Trevor Rosenthal (S, 17)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||1||2|
|BAT||2.0||Royals||Mike Moustakas 3B||3||2||1||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Nationals||Doug Fister (W, 5-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||8||0||0||1||3|
|0.0||Twins||Danny Santana CF||4||1||2||1||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.