Sanchez, Zimmermann top players for Friday, April 26

Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez, who struck out 17 Braves, is Friday's Player of the Day. Sanchez also gave up no runs, one walk and five hits in eight innings in the 10-0 win.

Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, who threw a one-hit, complete game shutout against the Reds, is National League Player of the Day. Zimmermann struck out four and gave up only one walk in the 1-0 win.

David Ross of the Red Sox is American League Batter of the Day. Ross hit two home runs and went 4-for-4 in the 7-3 win over the Astros.

Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs is National League Batter of the Day. Rizzo hit two home runs and went 3-for-4 and drove in all the Cubs' runs in the 4-2 win over the Marlins.

Sanchez receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Zimmermann receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Ross and Rizzo receive 1.5 each for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

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

MLB19.0Tigers 0000000  Anibal Sanchez (W, 3-1)8.0500117
NL11.0Nationals 0000000  Jordan Zimmermann (W, 4-1)9.010014
 10.0Phillies 0000000  Kyle Kendrick (W, 2-1)9.030015
 9.0Orioles 0000000  Wei-Yin Chen (W, 2-2)8.020025
 9.0Cardinals 0000000  Lance Lynn (W, 4-0)7.021139
 7.0Yankees 0000000  David Phelps (W, 1-1)4.021129
 6.0Rangers 0000000  Justin Grimm (W, 2-0)7.050004
BAT5.0Red Sox David Ross C434200  00.000000
BAT5.0Cubs Anthony Rizzo 1B423400  00.000000
 4.2Dodgers 0000000  Ronald Belisario (W, 2-2)1.200003
 3.0Padres 0000000  Andrew Cashner (W, 1-1)6.051115
 1.0Rockies Jordan Pacheco 1B423000  00.000000
 1.0White Sox Tyler Greene 2B412201  00.000000
 0.0Angels Hank Conger C411201  00.000000