White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana is Saturday’s Player of the Day, while Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke rises to 11th place in Box-Toppers player rankings.
Quintana struck out 13 over seven innings, allowing one run and three hits, in the 5-1 win over the Twins.
Greinke rose to 11th place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning National League Player of the Day honors Saturday. Greinke pitched six scoreless innings in the 17-0 win over the Giants. Greinke earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 15.5 for the season. He ranks fifth among NL pitchers.
Ian Desmond of the Nationals is NL Batter of the Day. Desmond doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 10-3 win over the Mets.
Avisail Garcia of the White Sox is American League Batter of the Day. Garcia homered and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 7-6 win over the Twins.
Quintana receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Greinke receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Desmond and Garcia each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
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||13.0||White Sox||Jose Quintana (W, 8-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||2||13|
|12.0||Angels||Jered Weaver (W, 17-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||1||12|
|NL||7.0||Dodgers||Zack Greinke (W, 15-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||0||5|
|5.0||Royals||Jeremy Guthrie (W, 11-11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||1||0||1||2|
|BAT||4.0||Nationals||Ian Desmond SS||4||2||3||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Cardinals||Shelby Miller (W, 10-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||1||1||0||5|
|4.0||Reds||David Holmberg (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||1||1||2||4|
|3.0||Dbacks||Mark Trumbo 1B||5||2||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||White Sox||Avisail Garcia RF||4||2||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Blue Jays||Adam Lind 1B||3||1||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.1||Phillies||Kyle Kendrick (W, 9-12)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||7||1||1||1||6|
|2.1||Yankees||Shane Greene (W, 5-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.1||7||2||2||1||9|
|2.0||Cubs||Felix Doubront (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||1||1|
|1.1||`Rangers||Spencer Patton (H, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.1||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Tigers||Alex Avila C||3||1||1||2||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.