Wainwright, Colon top players for Tuesday, April 23

Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright is Tuesday's Player of the Day. Wainwright pitched 8 1/3 shutout innings and struck out nine in the 2-0 win over the Nationals.

Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon is American League Player of the Day. Colon pitched seven shutout innings and struck out seven in the 13-0 win over the Red Sox.

Mark Ellis of the Dodgers is National League Batter of the Day. Ellis hit two homers and went 4-for-5 in the 7-2 win over the Mets.

Howie Kendrick of the Angels is American League Batter of the Day. Kendrick hit two homers, including a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th, to beat the Rangers, 5-4.

Wainwright receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Colon receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Ellis receives 1.5 points for NL Batter of the Day. Kendrick receives 1.5 points for NL  Batter of the Day.

All of Tuesday's other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point:

MLB11.1Cardinals 0000000  Adam Wainwright (W, 4-1)8.150019
AL10.0Athletics 0000000  Bartolo Colon (W, 3-0)7.030017
 8.0Pirates 0000000  Jeff Locke (W, 2-1)6.020026
 5.1`Cubs 0000000  Carlos Villanueva 8.132226
BAT5.0Dodgers Mark Ellis 2B524401  00.000000
 4.1`Diamondbacks 0000000  Patrick Corbin 7.162207
BAT4.0Angels Howie Kendrick 2B523400  00.000000
 4.0Twins 0000000  Glen Perkins (S, 6)1.000003
 3.0Yankees 0000000  David Robertson (W, 1-0)1.000002
 3.0Astros 0000000  Jose Veras (S, 2)1.000002
 2.0Marlins Rob Brantly C503400  00.000000
 2.0Braves Juan Francisco 3B522301  00.000000
 2.0Orioles 0000000  Jim Johnson (S, 8)1.010002
 2.0Braves 0000000  Craig Kimbrel (S, 8)1.010002
 2.0Brewers 0000000  Jim Henderson (S, 5)1.000012

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