Darvish, W. Rodriguez top players for Friday, April 19

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is Friday's Player of the Day. Darvish pitched seven shutout innings and struck out 10 in the 7-0 win over the Mariners.

Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez is National League Player of the Day. Rodriguez gave up only one hit over seven innings in the 6-0 win over the Braves.

Darvish and Rodriguez had identical 11.0 Box-Toppers games scores. But that tie was broken in Darvish's favor because he had more strikeouts.

Peter Bourjos of the Angels is American League Batter of the Day. Bourjos went 3-for-4 with three RBI in the 8-1 win over the Tigers.

Ryan Braun of the Brewers is NL Batter of the Day. Braun hit a three-run home run in the 5-4 win over the Cubs.

Note: Mets pitcher Matt Harvey takes over the lead in Box-Toppers player points for the season so far. Harvey threw seven innings and struck out seven and was Player of the Game in the 7-1 win over the Nationals. With the additional 1.0 Box-Toppers point, Harvey now has 5.0 for the season, passing Braves pitcher Paul Maholm (4.7).

Darvish receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Rodriguez receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Bourjos receives 1.5 points for AL Batter of the Day. Braun receives 1.5 points for NL  Batter of the Day.

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

MLB11.0Rangers 0000000  Yu Darvish (W, 3-1)7.0300310
NL11.0Pirates 0000000  Wandy Rodriguez (W, 2-0)7.010005
 8.0`Giants 0000000  Madison Bumgarner 6.0422010
 7.1Rockies 0000000  Jhoulys Chacin (W, 3-0)6.130015
 5.0Mets 0000000  Matt Harvey (W, 4-0)7.041137
 5.0Phillies 0000000  Roy Halladay (W, 2-2)7.022226
BAT3.0Angels Peter Bourjos CF413300  00.000000
 3.0Astros J.D. Martinez LF111200  00.000000
 3.0`Marlins 0000000  Kevin Slowey 6.041114
 2.0Rays Ben Zobrist RF422200  00.000000
BAT2.0Brewers Ryan Braun LF311310  00.000000
 1.0Yankees Vernon Wells LF522200  00.000000

` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.