Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is Saturday’s Player of the Day, while Tigers pitcher David Price rises to sixth place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Carrasco pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out five in the 6-0 win over the Orioles.
Price rose from eighth to sixth place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.) Price (8IP R 7K W in the 4-2 win over the Mariners) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 16.1 for the season. He ranks third among American League pitchers.
Jedd Gyorko of the Padres is National League Player of the Day. Gyorko hit a grand slam and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 9-5 win over the Cardinals.
David Ortiz of the Red Sox is American League Batter of the Day. Ortiz hit a pair of two-run homers and went 3-for-5, driving in six runs, in the 10-7 win over the Astros.
Notables: Twins pitcher Phil Hughes rose to 16th place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors. Hughes (7.1IP R 6K W in the 4-1 win over the Royals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.1 for the season. He ranks 10th among AL pitchers.
Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez becomes the 29th player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points after he earned Player of the Game honors. Alvarez (7IP R 6K W in the 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.7 for the season. He ranks 25th among all players and 11th among NL pitchers.
Carrasco receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Gyorko receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Ortiz receives 1.5 for being AL Batter of the Day.
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||9.0||Indians||Carlos Carrasco (W, 5-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||0||5|
|7.0||Tigers||David Price (W, 12-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||1||1||3||7|
|BAT||6.0||Red Sox||David Ortiz DH||5||2||3||6||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|NL||6.0||Padres||Jedd Gyorko 2B||3||2||2||5||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Marlins||Henderson Alvarez (W, 9-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||1||6|
|4.1||Twins||Phil Hughes (W, 13-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.1||7||1||1||0||6|
|2.2||Angels||Matt Shoemaker (W, 11-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.2||4||2||2||1||6|
|2.0||Giants||Michael Morse LF, 1B||3||1||3||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Brewers||Yovani Gallardo (W, 8-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||1||1||1||3|
|2.0||Blue Jays||Casey Janssen (S, 19)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Braves||Chris Johnson 3B||4||0||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Mets||Juan Lagares CF||3||1||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.