New Box-Toppers leader Darvish tops players for Wednesday, April 24

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is Wednesday's Player of the Day and takes over the season lead among players in Box-Toppers points.

Darvish struck out 11 over six innings in the 11-3 win over the Angels. He earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and now has 6.0 points for the season, passing previous leader Matt Harvey of the Mets with 5.0 points. This is the third time Darvish has been named Player of the Day this season.

Mat Latos of the Reds is National League Player of the Day. Latos pitched seven shutout innings in the 1-0 win over the Cubs.

Brandon Laird of the Astros is American League Batter of the Day. Laird homered and doubled twice and went 3-for-4 in the 10-3 win over the Mariners.

Jordany Valdespin of the Mets is National League Batter of the Day. Valdespin hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 10th to beat the Dodgers 7-3. Harvey, who had been leading in Box-Toppers points until Wednesday, started the game for the Mets and struck out seven over six innings. 

Latos receives 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being named NL Player of the Day. Laird receives 1.5 points for AL Batter of the Day. Valdepsin receives 1.5 points for NL  Batter of the Day.

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

MLB12.0Rangers 0000000  Yu Darvish (W, 4-1)6.0300211
 11.1Rays 0000000  Alex Cobb (W, 3-1)8.130017
NL6.0Reds 0000000  Mat Latos (W, 1-0)7.040014
 5.0Padres 0000000  Edinson Volquez (W, 1-3)7.050003
BAT4.0Astros Brandon Laird 1B413400  00.000000
BAT4.0Mets Jordany Valdespin PH, CF211400  00.000000
 4.0Rockies 0000000  Matt Belisle (W, 1-1)2.000002
 4.0Red Sox 0000000  Andrew Bailey (S, 5)1.000003
 3.0Blue Jays0000000  Casey Janssen (S, 6)1.000002
 2.0Tigers Jhonny Peralta SS312210  00.000000
 2.0Diamondbacks Gerardo Parra PR, LF111100  00.000000
 2.0`White Sox 0000000  Nate Jones (H, 2)2.000011
 2.0Pirates 0000000  Jason Grilli (S, 9)1.000001
 1.2Cardinals 0000000  Jaime Garcia (W, 2-1)5.241113

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