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Indians pitcher Danny Salazar is Box-Toppers Player of the Day for Monday, Aug. 17.
Salazar allowed one run and four hits over seven innings, striking out five, in the 8-2 win over the Red Sox.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Aug. 17.
|1||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||18.4|
|2||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||16.7|
|3||Price, David 2593||pi sp||tor al||16.1|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||16.1|
|5||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|6||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||16.0|
|7||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||15.8|
|8||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||15.4|
|9||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||15.4|
|10||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||14.7|
National League Player of the Day—Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha allowed one run over seven innings, striking out six, in the 2-1 win over the Giants. Wacha did not earn the win, picking up a no decision, because he exited with the game tied, 1-1.
Wacha has the highest Box-Toppers season player ranking of any of the 10 who earned Player of the Game honors Sunday. Earning 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, Wacha now has 9.7 Box-Toppers points this season and ranks 27th among all players, 13th among NL pitchers.
American League Batter of the Day—Brian McCann of the Yankees homered, doubled and went 3-for-5, driving in five runs, in the 8-7 win over the Twins.
National League Batter of the Day—Yonder Alonso of the Padres homered and doubled, going 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in a run, in the 5-3 win over the Braves.
Scoring—Salazar earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Wacha earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. McCann and Alonso each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Monday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
About Box-Toppers—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. In regular season games, players earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point 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||5.0||Indians||Danny Salazar (W,11-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||1||5|
|BAT||4.0||Yankees||Brian McCann, C||5||1||3||5||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.1||Dbacks||Jeremy Hellickson (W,9-8)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||1||1||1||4|
|3.0||Rays||Asdrubal Cabrera, SS||4||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Angels||Fernando Salas (W,3-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Rangers||Adrian Beltre, 3B||4||0||3||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||1.0||Padres||Yonder Alonso, 1B||4||2||2||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Orioles||Steve Clevenger, DH||4||1||1||3||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Marlins||Casey McGehee, PH||1||0||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|