Dodgers' Kershaw (12K 8IP) tops players for Sunday, April 28

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is Sunday's Player of the Day. Kershaw struck out 12 over eight shutout innings in the 2-0 win over the Brewers.

Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma is American League Player of the Day. Iwakuma struck out eight over six innings in the 2-1 win over the Angels. Though Iwakuma was Player of the Game, he left the game with the Mariners trailing 1-0 and was not eligible for the win.

Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins is National League Batter of the Day. Stanton hit two homers and went 3-for-3 in the 6-4 win over the Cubs.

Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers is American League Batter of the Day. Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in the 8-3 win over the Braves.

Kershaw receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Iwakuma receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Stanton and Cabrera receive 1.5 each for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

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

MLB16.0Dodgers 0000000  Clayton Kershaw (W, 3-2)8.0400012
 14.0Reds 0000000  Tony Cingrani (W, 2-0)6.0200111
AL10.0`Mariners 0000000  Hisashi Iwakuma 6.031008
BAT7.0Marlins Giancarlo Stanton RF333410  00.000000
 6.0Pirates 0000000  Jeff Locke (W, 3-1)7.030024
 4.0Padres Alexi Amarista CF332211  00.000000
 4.0Phillies 0000000  Cole Hamels (W, 1-3)6.021168
BAT3.0Tigers Miguel Cabrera 3B422301  00.000000
 3.0Rays Matt Joyce RF331220  00.000000
 3.0Royals Mike Moustakas 3B121130  00.000000
 3.0Twins 0000000  Kevin Correia (W, 3-1)8.060012
 3.0`Yankees 0000000  Phil Hughes 6.072219
 2.0`Royals 0000000  Bruce Chen 3.032004
 2.0Athletics 0000000  Jerry Blevins (W, 1-0)1.000001
 1.0Red Sox Daniel Nava RF432001  00.000000
 0.0Diamondbacks Gerardo Parra CF, LF422000  00.000000

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