Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller is Saturday’s Player of the Day. Miller pitched a complete game shutout in the 5-0 win over the Blue Jays.
Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman is American League Player of the Day. Gausman allowed one run over seven innings in the 6-3 win over the Athletics.
Carlos Santana of the Indians is AL Batter of the Day. Santana hit a two-run homer and went 2-for-2 in the 8-3 win over the Rangers.
Jay Bruce of the Reds is National League Batter of the Day. Bruce hit a two-run homer and drove in three total runs in the 6-5 win over the Phillies.
Miller receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Gausman receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Santana and Bruce each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Saturday’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||Cardinals||Shelby Miller (W, 7-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||0||0||1||5|
|AL||6.0||Orioles||Kevin Gausman (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||1||6|
|6.0||Twins||Kyle Gibson (W, 5-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||3||5|
|5.0||Cubs||Jeff Samardzija (W, 2-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||2||1||8|
|BAT||4.0||Indians||Carlos Santana 1B||2||2||2||2||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Angels||Cory Rasmus (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||1||3|
|3.0||Royals||Salvador Perez C||4||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mariners||Dustin Ackley DH||4||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Reds||Jay Bruce RF||2||1||1||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Dbacks||Randall Delgado (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||1||3|
|2.0||Giants||Jeremy Affeldt (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Tigers||Nick Castellanos 3B||4||1||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Brewers||Khris Davis LF||4||2||2||1||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Rockies||Brandon Barnes RF||2||0||2||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.