Top players for Monday, April 8

Braves pitcher Paul Maholm is Monday's Player of the Day. Maholm pitched seven innings, striking out seven and allowing one hit, no runs and three walks in the 2-0 win over the Marlins.

Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is American League Player of the Day. Buchholz threw seven shutout innings and struck out eight in the 3-1 win over the Orioles.

Travis Hafner of the Yankees is American League Batter of the Day. Hafner hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-3 in the 11-6 win over the Indians.

Jay Bruce of the Reds is National League Batter of the Day. Bruce went 4-for-5 in the 13-4 win over the Cardinals.

Maholm receives two Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Buchholz receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Hafner receives 1.5 points for AL Batter of the Day. Bruce receives 1.5 points for NL Batter of the Day.

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

MLB10.0Braves 0000000  Paul Maholm (W, 2-0)7.010037
 9.0Mets 0000000  Matt Harvey (W, 2-0)7.031129
AL8.0Red Sox 0000000  Clay Buchholz (W, 2-0)7.030048
BAT6.0Yankees Travis Hafner DH332420  00.000000
 5.0`Pirates 0000000  Justin Wilson 3.000002
 4.1Mariners 0000000  Joe Saunders (W, 1-1)6.160015
 4.0Royals 0000000  Ervin Santana (W, 1-1)8.081117
 3.1`Giants 0000000  Santiago Casilla (H, 1)1.100002
 3.0Brewers 0000000  Marco Estrada (W, 1-0)7.052216
BAT2.0Reds Jay Bruce RF524110  00.000000
 2.0Rangers Mitch Moreland 1B313100  00.000000