Gee, Grimm top players for Sunday, April 21

Mets pitcher Dillon Gee is Sunday's Player of the Day. Gee pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings and struck out six in the 2-0 win over the Nationals.

Rangers pitcher Justin Grimm is American League Player of the Day. Grimm struck out nine over six innings in the 11-3 win over the Mariners.

Eric Kratz of the Phillies is National League Batter of the Day. Kratz hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-4 in the 7-3 win over the Cardinals.

No AL batter was named Player of the Game, so no bonus points were awarded Sunday for AL Batter of the Day. It was a pitching-dominated day Sunday, as only two batters were named Players of the Game in the 16 games played.

Gee receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Grimm receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Kratz 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 1.0 Box-Toppers point:

MLB5.2Mets 0000000  Dillon Gee (W, 1-3)5.230036
 5.0Giants 0000000  Barry Zito (W, 3-1)7.050014
AL5.0Rangers 0000000  Justin Grimm (W, 1-0)6.062119
 5.0Rays 0000000  Roberto Hernandez (W, 1-3)6.031137
 4.0Royals 0000000  Ervin Santana (W, 2-1)7.062207
 4.0Reds 0000000  Logan Ondrusek (W, 1-0)1.000003
 4.0Royals 0000000  Greg Holland (S, 5)1.000003
BAT3.0Phillies Erik Kratz C422300  00.000000
 3.0Angels 0000000  Jerome Williams (W, 1-0)3.020002
 3.0Twins 0000000  Glen Perkins (S, 5)1.000002
 3.0Brewers 0000000  Jim Henderson (S, 4)1.000002
 3.0Diamondbacks 0000000  Heath Bell (W, 2-0)1.000002
 2.1Blue Jays 0000000  Brett Cecil (W, 1-0)1.110002
 2.0Pirates 0000000  Jason Grilli (S, 7)1.000012
 1.0Dodgers Mark Ellis 2B411302  00.000000
 1.0`Indians 0000000  Joe Smith (H, 2)1.020002

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