Robinson Cano of the Mariners is Box-Toppers 2017 All-Star Player of the Game.
Cano hit a 10th-inning, go-ahead homer in the American League’s 2-1 win over the National League. Cano went 1-for-2, striking out while entering the game in the seventh inning as a pinch hitter.
Cano was also named All-Star Game Most Valuable Player.
Cano had a Box-Toppers game score Tuesday of +1.0. One other player, Astros pitcher Chris Devenski, had a Box-Toppers game score of +2.0 (1IP 0H 0R 0BB K ND), but did not qualify to earn Player of the Game honors because he did not earn the win or save and did not pitch at least three innings.
Seven AL players had Box-Toppers game scores Tuesday of +1.0, but Cano beat them on tiebreakers. He automatically beat the four pitchers with game scores of +1.0 (Chris Sale of the Red Sox, Craig Kimbrel of the Red Sox, Andrew Miller of the Indians and Brandon Kintzler of the Twins), since batters always best pitchers in game score ties. He beat two batters with game scores of +1.0 (Miguel Sano of the Twins and Jonathan Schoop of the Orioles) because he had more at bats—Cano had two at bats, while both Sano and Schoop had one.
While Devenski had the highest Box-Toppers game score among AL pitchers, Kimbrel (1IP 0H 0R 2BB 2K W) was the highest-ranking pitcher qualified to earn Player of the Game honors because he earned the win.
Cano has 4.0 Box-Toppers points on the season, 20th among AL batters and second among AL second basemen, behind Jonathan Schoop of the Orioles (4.5). In 2016, Cano had 8.0 Box-Toppers points, second among AL batters, behind Jose Altuve of the Astros (12.5). Cano has 79.4 career Box-Toppers points, ranking sixth among active AL batters. He made his Box-Toppers debut in 2005 with the Yankees and has earned Box-Toppers points in 13 straight seasons.
Overall Box-Toppers points leader, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (21.1), was selected to the NL All-Star team but did not pitch in the game since he pitched in his regular start only two days earlier.
Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, who started for the NL team and ranks second in overall 2017 Box-Toppers points (17.0), had a Box-Toppers game score Tuesday of +2.0 (1IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K ND).
Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale, who started for the AL team and leads AL players in 2017 Box-Toppers points (13.1), ranking third overall, had a Box-Toppers game score Tuesday of +1.0 (2IP 3H 0R 0BB 2K ND).
Aaron Judge of the Yankees, who has the most Box-Toppers points among AL batters in the All-Star Game (8.2), went 0-for-3 in the All-Star Game and had a Box-Toppers game score of -3.0, tied for the lowest among AL players. A night earlier, Judge won the All-Star Home Run Derby.
Ryon Healy of the Athletics has the most Box-Toppers points among AL batters (8.7), but was not selected for the All-Star Game.
Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers, who leads NL batters in Box-Toppers points (7.7), went 0-for-3 in the All-Star Game and had a Box-Toppers game score of -3.0.
Top player for the NL team was Yadier Molina of the Cardinals, who hit a sixth-inning, game-tying, solo homer and had a Box-Toppers game score of +2.0.
Scoring—Just as All-Star Game statistics don’t count in a player’s regular season statistics, no Box-Toppers points are awarded for the All-Star Game.
Box-Toppers game scores of AL All-Star playersHere are all the players who played for the the winning American League team in Tuesday's All-Star Game, listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score. Robinson Cano is Box-Toppers Player of the Game (POG) with a game score of +1.0. Astros pitcher Chris Devenski had a higher Box-Toppers game score (+2.0) but did not qualify to earn Player of the Game because he did not earn the win or save and did not pitch at least three innings. Seven AL players had Box-Toppers game scores of +1.0, but Cano beat them on tiebreakers.
|POG||1.0||Robinson Cano (PH-2B)||Mariners||2||1||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Miguel Sano (3B)||Twins||1||0||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Jonathan Schoop (2B)||Orioles||1||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Chris Sale||Red Sox||-||-||-||-||2.0||3||0||0||0||2|
|1.0||Craig Kimbrel (W, 0-0)||Red Sox||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||2||2|
|1.0||Andrew Miller (S, 0)||Indians||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||1||1|
|1.0||Brandon Kintzler (H, 0)||Twins||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|0.0||Jose Ramirez (3B)||Indians||2||0||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Yonder Alonso (1B)||Athletics||2||0||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Justin Smoak (1B)||Blue Jays||1||0||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Roberto Osuna||Blue Jays||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||0||0||0||0|
|-1.0||Justin Upton (RF)||Tigers||2||0||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-1.0||Michael Brantley (LF)||Indians||2||0||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-1.0||Ervin Santana (B, 0)||Twins||-||-||-||-||1.0||1||1||1||0||1|
|-2.0||Jose Altuve (2B)||Astros||2||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-2.0||Mike Moustakas (3B)||Royals||2||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-2.0||Carlos Correa (SS)||Astros||2||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-2.0||Francisco Lindor (SS)||Indians||2||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-2.0||Corey Dickerson (DH)||Rays||2||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-2.0||Nelson Cruz (PH)||Mariners||2||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-2.0||Salvador Perez (C)||Royals||2||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-2.0||Gary Sanchez (C)||Yankees||2||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-2.0||Mookie Betts (CF)||Red Sox||2||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-2.0||Avisail Garcia (CF)||White Sox||2||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-3.0||Aaron Judge (RF)||Yankees||3||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|-3.0||George Springer (LF)||Astros||3||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
No Box-Toppers points are awarded for the All-Star Game.