Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays is Friday’s Player of the Day. Encarnacion hit two three-run homers in the 14-9 win over the Reds.
Braves pitcher Mike Minor is National League Player of the Day. Minor struck out 11 over seven innings in the 13-inning, 6-4 win over the Nationals. Minor did not pick up the win because the Nationals tied the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning, after he left the game.
Seth Smith of the Padres is NL Batter of the Day. Smith homered twice and went 3-for-3 in the 6-5 win over the Dodgers.
Encarnacion receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Minor receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Smith receives 1.5 for being NL Batter of the Day.
All of Friday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
Box-Toppers watches the daily performances of selected star players and Box-Toppers points leaders. To see how they performed Thursday, click here.
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||6.0||Blue Jays||Edwin Encarnacion 1B||5||3||2||6||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.1||Marlins||Henderson Alvarez (W, 4-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||7||0||0||0||5|
|BAT||4.0||Padres||Seth Smith LF||3||2||3||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Angels||Garrett Richards (W, 7-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||3||7|
|4.0||Dbacks||Addison Reed (S, 17)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Brewers||Aramis Ramirez 3B||5||2||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Tigers||J.D. Martinez LF, RF||4||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Astros||Jarred Cosart (W, 7-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||0||0||1||2|
|3.0||Cubs||Hector Rondon (S, 8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Mariners||Robinson Cano 2B||3||1||2||2||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Phillies||A.J. Burnett (W, 5-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||7||1||1||1||3|
|1.0||Twins||Kurt Suzuki C||4||1||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.