Indians pitcher Corey Kluber, Tuesday’s American League Player of the Day, takes the season lead among AL pitchers in Box-Toppers points.
Kluber passes Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer, who had led AL pitchers since July 3. Kluber earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 22.1 for the season. Scherzer has 21.1.
Kluber struck out 14 over seven innings, allowing one run, in the 4-2 win over the Astros. He ranks third among players in Box-Toppers points. (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.)
Meanwhile, Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta is Tuesday’s Player of the Day. Arrieta pitched a complete game, one-hit shutout, striking out 13 and allowing just one walk, in the 7-0 win over the Reds.
Arrieta earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 13.7 for the season. He ranks 18th among all players and seventh among National League pitchers.
Wilmer Flores of the Mets is NL Batter of the Day. Flores homered twice and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in six runs, in the 9-1 win over the Marlins.
Mike Zunino of the Mariners is AL Batter of the Day. Zunino doubled and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 13-2 win over the Angels.
Notable: Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark became the 50th player with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points this season after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday. Roark (7IP 0R W in the 3-0 win over the Braves) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.0 for the season. He ranks 50th among all players and 22nd among NL pitchers.
Arrieta receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Kluber receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Flores and Zunino 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, 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||20.0||Cubs||Jake Arrieta (W, 9-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||9.0||1||0||0||1||13|
|AL||10.0||Indians||Corey Kluber (W, 16-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||1||1||2||14|
|BAT||8.0||Mets||Wilmer Flores 2B||4||3||3||6||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||Nationals||Tanner Roark (W, 14-10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||0||4|
|5.0||Pirates||Charlie Morton (W, 6-12)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||4||0||0||2||6|
|4.0||Rockies||Corey Dickerson LF||4||2||2||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.2||Giants||Jake Peavy (W, 6-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.2||5||1||1||1||4|
|BAT||3.0||Mariners||Mike Zunino C||3||2||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Padres||Alexi Amarista SS||4||1||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Orioles||Jimmy Paredes 3B||3||2||2||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rays||Wil Myers PH, RF||0||0||0||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||White Sox||Eric Surkamp (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||1||2|
|1.0||Brewers||Hector Gomez PR, 3B, 2B||2||1||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Rangers||Neftali Feliz (S, 10)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||0|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.