Rays pitcher David Price is Saturday’s Player of the Day, rising to 10th place in Box-Toppers player rankings. Meanwhile, Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez rises to fifth place in player rankings.
Price pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing four hits, no walks and striking out nine, in the 5-1 win over the Twins. Price earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 12.4 for the season and rising to 10th place in Box-Toppers player rankings. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Price bumps the only batter, Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies (11.6 Box-Toppers points) from the top 10 list. Price ranks sixth among American League pitchers.
Hernandez was Player of the Game in the Mariners 3-2 win over the Angels (7IP 1R 9K ND), earning 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 13.8 for the season. He rises from sixth to fifth in Box-Toppers player rankings. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) He ranks second among AL pitchers, behind Max Scherzer of the Tigers (16.1 Box-Toppers points).
Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels is National League Player of the Day. Hamels struck out nine over seven innings, allowing one run, in the 2-1 win over the Braves.
Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks is NL Batter of the Day. Goldschmidt homered, doubled, went 3-for-3, with three runs and three RBIs, in the 9-3 win over the Cubs.
Adam Jones of the Orioles is AL Batter of the Day. Jones homered and went 2-for-5, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 8-4 win over the Athletics.
Notable: Indians pitcher Corey Kluber rose to 14th place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors. Kluber (8.2IP 2R 10K W in the 6-2 win over the Tigers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.4 for the season. He ranks eighth among AL pitchers.
Price receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Hamels receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Goldschmidt and Jones 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.
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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||13.0||Rays||David Price (W, 10-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||0||0||0||9|
|NL||10.0||Phillies||Cole Hamels (W, 4-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||0||9|
|8.0||Blue Jays||Marcus Stroman (W, 5-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||0||5|
|7.0||Yankees||Brandon McCarthy (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||6||1||1||0||9|
|6.2||Indians||Corey Kluber (W, 10-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.2||7||2||2||1||10|
|BAT||6.0||Dbacks||Paul Goldschmidt 1B||3||3||3||3||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||Padres||Tyson Ross (W, 8-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||3||6|
|BAT||5.0||Orioles||Adam Jones CF||4||2||2||5||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Cardinals||Joe Kelly (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||1||4|
|3.0||Nationals||Tanner Roark (W, 9-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||1||5|
|2.0||White Sox||Tyler Flowers C||3||0||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Red Sox||Mike Napoli 1B||3||2||2||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Giants||Brandon Belt 1B||1||1||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Pirates||Neil Walker 2B||5||2||3||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.