Rays pitcher Alex Cobb is Tuesday’s Player of the Day, while Jose Abreu of the White Sox takes the Box-Toppers points lead among all Major League batters.
Cobb struck out 12 and gave up one run and three hits over eight innings, in the 5-1 win over the Brewers.
Abreu, already the leader among American League batters, rose to become the top overall batter in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning AL Batter of the Day honors Tuesday. Abreu homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 11-4 win over the Tigers. Abreu earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points, giving him 12.0 for the season, moving into 14th place overall in Box-Toppers player rankings. He passes previous overall batting leader, Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies (11.6), who still leads National League batters. And Abreu extends his lead among AL batters—second place Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers has 8.5 Box-Toppers points.
Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano is NL Player of the Day. Liriano struck out 11 over seven innings, allowing one run, in the 3-1 win over the Giants.
Matt Kemp of the Dodgers is NL Batter of the Day. Kemp hit two home runs and went 3-for-4, driving in four runs, in the 8-4 win over the Braves.
Cobb receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Liriano receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Abreu and Kemp each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Tuesday’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 Tuesday, 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||13.0||Rays||Alex Cobb (W, 7-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||1||1||2||12|
|NL||11.0||Pirates||Francisco Liriano (W, 3-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||1||11|
|10.2||Reds||Mike Leake (W, 8-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||5||0||0||0||8|
|10.0||Phillies||Cole Hamels (W, 6-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||0||0||0||8|
|10.0||Twins||Kyle Gibson (W, 9-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||2||7|
|BAT||5.0||White Sox||Jose Abreu 1B||4||2||3||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||5.0||Dodgers||Matt Kemp RF||4||2||3||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Blue Jays||Marcus Stroman (W, 7-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||2||8|
|4.0||Yankees||Mark Teixeira 1B||2||3||1||2||3||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Marlins||Henderson Alvarez (W, 8-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||4||4|
|3.0||Athletics||Evan Scribner (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Padres||Joaquin Benoit (S, 3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Mariners||Mike Zunino C||3||2||2||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Cubs||Emilio Bonifacio 3B, CF||7||2||4||2||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Orioles||Nick Markakis RF||6||1||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|