Buchholz, Maholm top players for Sunday, April 14

Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz, who was just six outs away from a no-hitter, is Sunday's Player of the Game. Buchholz gave up two hits, walked four and struck out 11 over eight innings in the 5-0 win over the Rays. Buchholz lost the no-hit bid with the Rays' Kelly Johnson's leadoff single in the eighth inning.

Braves pitcher Paul Maholm is National League Player of the Day. Maholm struck out seven over 7 2/3 innings and gave up no runs, four hits and one walk in the 9-0 win over the Nationals. It was the Braves' ninth straight win. Maholm, who earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for the day, becomes the season leader in points so far with 4.7.

Michael McKenry of the Pirates was National League Batter of the Day. McKenry homered twice and drove in three runs in the 10-7 win over the Reds.

No AL batter was named Player of the Game, so no bonus points were awarded Sunday for AL Batter of the Day.

Buchholz receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Maholm receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. McKenry receives 1.5 points for NL Batter of the Day.

All of Sunday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive one Box-Toppers point:

414ScoreTeamBATTERSABRHRBIBBSO--PITCHERSIPHRERBBSO
MLB13.0Red Sox 0000000  Clay Buchholz (W, 3-0)8.0200411
 11.0White Sox 0000000  Jake Peavy (W, 2-1)7.0511011
NL9.2Braves 0000000  Paul Maholm (W, 3-0)7.240017
 9.0Yankees 0000000  Hiroki Kuroda (W, 2-1)9.050005
 9.0Rockies 0000000  Jorge De La Rosa (W, 1-1)6.020027
 6.0Tigers 0000000  Anibal Sanchez (W, 2-0)7.031148
 5.1`Diamondbacks 0000000  Trevor Cahill 7.160004
 4.1Angels 0000000  Ernesto Frieri (S, 2)1.110004
BAT3.0Pirates Michael McKenry C422301  00.000000
 2.1`Mariners 0000000  Stephen Pryor (H, 3)1.100012
 2.0Giants Hunter Pence RF423111  00.000000
 2.0Phillies Laynce Nix PH111100  00.000000
 2.0Royals 0000000  Kelvin Herrera (W, 1-0)1.000001
 1.1Brewers 0000000  Brandon Kintzler (W, 1-0)1.100011