Padres pitcher Tyson Ross is Wednesday’s Player of the Day. Ross pitched a complete game shutout, allowing three hits and striking out nine in the 3-0 win over the Reds.
Mariners pitcher Chris Young is American League Player of the Day. Young struck out eight over seven innings, allowing two hits and two runs, in the 5-2 win over the Astros.
Justin Ruggiano of the Cubs is National League Batter of the Day. Ruggiano homered, went 3-for-6 and drove in five runs in the 16-9 win over the Red Sox.
Adam Jones of the Orioles is AL Batter of the Day. Jones homered and went 2-for-3, driving in three runs, in the 6-4 win over the Rangers.
Notables: Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright earned Player of the Game honors Wednesday to maintain his spot in second place in Box-Toppers player rankings. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Wainwright (7.2IP 0R W in the 2-0 win over the Giants) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 14.0 for the season. He trails overall Box-Toppers leader, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (14.4).
Braves pitcher Julio Teheran rose to seventh place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Teheran (7IP 1R 5K W in the 3-1 win over the Mets) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.4 for the season. He is in fifth place among NL pitchers in Box-Toppers points.
Ross receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Young receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Ruggiano and Jones 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||15.0||Padres||Tyson Ross (W, 7-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||0||0||0||9|
|9.0||Marlins||Tom Koehler (W, 6-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||0||0||1||7|
|AL||8.0||Mariners||Chris Young (W, 8-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||2||2||1||8|
|6.0||Royals||Jason Vargas (W, 8-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||2||5|
|5.2||`White Sox||John Danks||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||7||2||2||1||10|
|BAT||3.0||Cubs||Justin Ruggiano CF||6||1||3||5||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Orioles||Adam Jones CF||3||1||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Braves||Julio Teheran (W, 8-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||3||5|
|3.0||Rays||Brad Boxberger (S, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.2||Cardinals||Adam Wainwright (W, 11-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||4||0||0||2||1|
|2.0||Tigers||Torii Hunter DH||4||0||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Blue Jays||Edwin Encarnacion LF, 1B||4||1||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Pirates||Gregory Polanco RF||4||2||2||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Nationals||Ian Desmond SS||3||1||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Indians||David Murphy PH, RF||1||1||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.