Indians pitcher Corey Kluber, Sunday’s Player of the Day, regains the lead among American League pitchers in Box-Toppers points after losing the lead for a day.
Kluber struck out 14 over eight innings in the 7-2 win over the Twins. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 24.1 for the season. He moves from fourth to second place among all players in Box-Toppers player rankings, trailing only overall leader Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers (30.5 Box-Toppers points). (See the updated top 10 player list on the home page.)
Kluber passes Max Scherzer of the Tigers (22.1 Box-Toppers points) for the lead among AL pitchers, a day after Scherzer took the lead from Kluber.
Pirates pitcher Vance Worley is National League Player of the Day. Worley pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out five in the 1-0 win over the Brewers.
Matt Kemp of the Dodgers is NL Batter of the Day. Kemp homered and went 4-for-5, driving in four runs, in the 8-5 win over the Cubs.
Brian McCann of the Yankees is AL Batter of the Day. McCann homered twice and went 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the 5-2 win over the Blue Jays.
Notables: Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg ranks 11th in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday. Strasburg (7IP 0R 5K W in the 2-1 win over the Marlins) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 15.7 for the season. He ranks fifth among NL pitchers.
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom ranks 23rd in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday. deGrom (6IP 10K W in the 10-2 win over the Braves) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 13.0 for the season. He ranks 23rd among NL pitchers.
Kluber receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Worley receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Kemp and McCann 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.
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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||10.0||Indians||Corey Kluber (W, 17-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||7||2||2||1||14|
|NL||9.0||Pirates||Vance Worley (W, 8-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||0||0||0||5|
|7.0||Nationals||Stephen Strasburg (W, 13-11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||2||5|
|7.0||Mets||Jacob deGrom (W, 9-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||2||1||3||10|
|6.0||Athletics||Sean Doolittle (W, 2-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||4|
|BAT||4.0||Dodgers||Matt Kemp RF||5||1||4||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Reds||Jay Bruce RF||4||2||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Yankees||Brian McCann C||3||2||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Rangers||Neftali Feliz (S, 11)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Padres||Yasmani Grandal 1B||2||1||1||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Royals||Greg Holland (S, 43)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||White Sox||Avisail Garcia RF||5||2||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Astros||Jake Marisnick CF||5||2||2||3||0||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rockies||Drew Stubbs CF||3||2||2||1||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Red Sox||Joe Kelly (W, 3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||2||2||3||5|