Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada is Sunday’s Player of the Day. Wada allowed one hit and one run in 6 1/3 innings, striking out eight, in the 2-1 win over the Orioles.
Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer is American League Player of the Day. Bauer pitched six scoreless innings and struck out nine in the 3-1 win over the Astros.
Lucas Duda of the Mets is National League Batter of the Day. Duda homered twice and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 11-3 win over the Dodgers.
Josh Hamilton of the Angels is AL Batter of the Day. Hamilton homered and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 9-4 win over the Athletics.
Notable: Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon has the highest Box-Toppers point total of all 15 players who earned Player of the Game honors Sunday. Simon (7IP R 6K W in the 5-3 win over the Braves) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 9.7 for the season. He ranks 37th among all players and 18th among NL pitchers.
Wada receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Bauer receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Duda and Hamilton each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Sunday’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, 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||10.1||Cubs||Tsuyoshi Wada (W, 4-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||1||1||1||1||8|
|AL||8.0||Indians||Trevor Bauer (W, 5-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||3||9|
|7.0||Brewers||Mike Fiers (W, 4-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||2||2||1||7|
|BAT||5.0||Mets||Lucas Duda 1B||5||2||3||5||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Reds||Alfredo Simon (W, 13-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||1||6|
|BAT||4.0||Angels||Josh Hamilton LF||3||2||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Yankees||Brian McCann PH||1||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Rays||Jake McGee (W, 4-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|4.0||`Rangers||Shawn Tolleson (H, 6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Nationals||Jose Lobaton C||4||3||3||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mariners||Kyle Seager 3B||3||2||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Padres||Yasmani Grandal 1B||3||1||1||4||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Phillies||Jerome Williams (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||1||1||3||5|
|2.0||Tigers||Victor Martinez DH||6||1||3||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rockies||LaTroy Hawkins (S, 20)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.