Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum, pitching his second career no-hitter, is Wednesday’s Player of the Day.
Lincecum allowed only one walk and struck out six in the complete game, shutout no-hitter, a 4-0 win over the Giants.
Rays pitcher David Price is American League Player of the Day. Price struck out 11 over 8 1/3 innings, allowing one run, in the 5-1 win over the Pirates. Price rises to 17th place in Box-Toppers player rankings. He earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 8.4 for the season. He ranks eighth among AL pitchers in Box-Toppers points.
Scooter Gennett of the Brewers is National League Batter of the Day. Gennett hit a grand slam and went 2-for-5, driving in five runs, in the 9-2 win over the Nationals.
David Ortiz of the Red Sox is AL Batter of the Day. Ortiz homered, went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs in the 5-4 win over the Mariners.
Lincecum receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Price receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Gennett and Ortiz 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 watches the daily performances of selected star players and Box-Toppers points leaders. To see how they performed Wednesday, 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||14.0||Giants||Tim Lincecum (W, 6-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||0||0||0||1||6|
|AL||11.1||Rays||David Price (W, 6-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.1||5||1||1||1||11|
|10.0||Indians||Corey Kluber (W, 7-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||1||8|
|7.0||Braves||Alex Wood (W, 6-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||1||4|
|5.0||Reds||Mat Latos (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||0||5|
|4.2||Dodgers||Jamey Wright (W, 3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.2||2||0||0||0||4|
|4.2||Yankees||David Robertson (S, 18)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||4.0||Brewers||Scooter Gennett 2B||5||2||2||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Marlins||Steve Cishek (S, 18)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||Athletics||Sean Doolittle (S, 11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||2.0||Red Sox||David Ortiz DH||4||1||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Angels||Erick Aybar SS||3||2||2||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Cardinals||Daniel Descalso PH||1||1||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Tigers||Victor Martinez DH||5||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.