Braves pitcher Alex Wood is Sunday’s Player of the Day. Wood pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out 12 in the 1-0 win over the Marlins.
Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is American League Player of the Day. Buchholz pitched a complete game, three-hit shutout, striking out six, in the 3-0 win over the Rays.
Matt Holliday of the Cardinals is National League Batter of the Day. Holliday homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 9-6 win over the Cubs. This is the second day in a row Holliday has earned NL Batter of the Day, so he has picked up 3.0 Box-Toppers points in the past two days. He now has 7.5 Box-Toppers points for the season and ranks third among NL batters, behind overall leader Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies (11.6 Box-Toppers points) and Freddie Freeman of the Braves (7.7 Box-Toppers points).
Dustin Ackley of the Mariners is AL Batter of the Day. Ackley homered and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 5-3 win over the Nationals.
Notables: Two pitchers who earned Player of the Game honors Sunday became the 38th and 39th player this season with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points.
Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker, top player in the 8-1 win over the Athletics (7IP 0R 7K W) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.7 for the season. He ranks 35th among all players and 17th among AL pitchers.
Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, top player in the 7-1 win over the Padres (7IP R 7K W) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.4 for the season. He ranks 37th among all players and 17th among NL pitchers.
Wood receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Buchholz receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Holliday and Ackley 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||15.0||Braves||Alex Wood (W, 10-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||0||0||0||12|
|AL||12.0||Red Sox||Clay Buchholz (W, 6-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||3||0||0||0||6|
|9.0||Angels||Matt Shoemaker (W, 14-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||0||7|
|8.0||Dodgers||Hyun-Jin Ryu (W, 14-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||0||7|
|7.0||Dbacks||Chase Anderson (W, 8-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||1||1||0||8|
|BAT||5.0||Cardinals||Matt Holliday LF||4||2||3||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Giants||Pablo Sandoval 3B||4||3||3||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Mariners||Dustin Ackley LF||4||1||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Reds||Chris Heisey RF, LF||4||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Orioles||J.J. Hardy SS||4||2||1||4||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Astros||Chad Qualls (S, 16)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||White Sox||Avisail Garcia RF||4||1||2||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Mets||Anthony Recker C||4||1||1||3||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Blue Jays||Steve Tolleson PR, 2B||0||1||0||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|