Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is Sunday’s Player of the Day. Carrasco pitched 8 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out eight, in the 2-0 win over the White Sox.
Adrian Gonzalez of the Dodgers is National League Player of the Day. Gonzalez hit two three-run homers in the 7-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
Nelson Cruz of the Orioles is AL Batter of the Day. Cruz hit two home runs and tripled, going 4-for-5, driving in seven runs, in the 7-5, 11-inning win over the Rays.
Notable: Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers rises to 31st place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday. Cabrera (HR 2-4 2R 3BI in the 6-1 win over the Giants) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.0 for the season. He ranks second among AL batters, behind Jose Abreu of the White Sox (15.5 Box-Toppers points).
Carrasco receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Gonzalez receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Cruz receives 1.5 for being AL Batter of the Day.
All of Sunday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
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||12.2||Indians||Carlos Carrasco (W, 7-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.2||4||0||0||0||8|
|BAT||8.0||Orioles||Nelson Cruz DH||5||2||4||7||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|NL||6.0||Dodgers||Adrian Gonzalez 1B||4||2||2||6||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||Rangers||Derek Holland (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||0||0||0||5|
|6.0||Rockies||Franklin Morales (W, 6-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||2||6|
|5.0||Angels||Howie Kendrick 2B||4||2||3||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Marlins||Brad Hand (W, 3-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Pirates||Neil Walker 2B||5||3||3||2||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Tigers||Miguel Cabrera 1B||4||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mets||Curtis Granderson RF||3||2||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Blue Jays||R.A. Dickey (W, 12-12)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||0||4|
|3.0||Nationals||Drew Storen (S, 2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.1||Astros||Jose Veras (W, 4-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||2||0||0||0||3|
|2.0||Cardinals||Jhonny Peralta SS||5||2||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Royals||Wade Davis (S, 2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.