Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke is Friday’s Player of the Day, while Rays pitcher David Price rises to fourth place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Greinke pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out 10 in the 8-1 win over the Giants. Greinke earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 12.1 for the season. He is in 11th place in Box-Toppers player rankings and is in fifth place among National League pitchers.
Price rose from 10th to fourth place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season after earning American League Player of the Day honors Friday. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Price (8IP 3R 10K W in the 6-4 win over the Red Sox) earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points, giving him 14.1 for the season. He ranks second among AL pitchers, behind Max Scherzer of the Tigers (17.1 Box-Toppers points).
Luis Valbuena of the Cubs is NL Batter of the Day. Valbuena hit a two-run homer and scored three times in the 7-6 win over the Cardinals.
Billy Butler of the Royals is AL Batter of the Day. Butler hit a pinch-hit, two-run home run in the 6-4 win over the Indians.
Notable: Jose Abreu of the White Sox became the 19th player this season to earn 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points this season, after earning Player of the Game honors Friday. Abreu hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-5 with two runs, in the 9-5 win over the Twins. He earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.5 for the season, putting him in 17th place in Box-Toppers player rankings. He extends his lead in Box-Toppers points among AL batters—Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers is in second place with 8.5.
Greinke receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Price receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Valbuena and Butler each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
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 Friday, 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||12.0||Dodgers||Zack Greinke (W, 12-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||1||10|
|7.0||Nationals||Tanner Roark (W, 10-6)||7.0||3||1||1||1||6|
|6.1||Marlins||Brad Hand (W, 2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||3||0||0||2||4|
|BAT||4.0||Cubs||Luis Valbuena 3B||2||3||1||2||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|AL||4.0||Rays||David Price (W, 11-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||8||3||3||0||10|
|3.0||Rockies||Josh Rutledge SS||4||1||2||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Phillies||Domonic Brown LF||4||2||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Royals||Billy Butler PH||1||1||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Rangers||Jerome Williams (W, 2-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||1||1||0||4|
|2.0||White Sox||Jose Abreu 1B||5||2||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Yankees||Ichiro Suzuki RF||3||1||1||3||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Padres||Jesse Hahn (W, 6-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||3||4|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.