Wainwright tops players for Saturday, May 11; Darvish takes season lead in Box-Toppers points

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On Saturday, Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright was Player of the Day and Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish took the season lead in Box-Toppers points.

Wainwright threw a two-hit shutout in the 3-0 win over the Rockies, giving up his first hit in the eighth inning. Wainwright earns 2.0 Box-Toppers for being Player of the Day and now has 6.0 for the season, moving him up to sixth place.

Ubaldo Jimenez of the Indians is American League Player of the Day. Jimenez struck out eight over six innings in the 7-6 win over Detroit.

Jose Tabata of the Pirates is National League Batter of the Day. Tabata went 4-for-5 and was a triple short of the cycle in the 11-2 win over the Mets.

Joe Mauer of the Twins is American League Batter of the Day. Mauer went 3-for-4 in the 8-5 win over the Orioles.

Darvish was Player of the Game in the Rangers' 8-7 win over the Astros. Darvish gave up three hits and struck out eight over seven innings. He earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being top player in the game, giving him 8.0 points for the season, taking the lead from Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers, who has 7.2 points.

Also Saturday, two pitchers were named Players of the Game for batting. Mat Latos of the Reds went 2-for-3 in the 13-7 win over the Brewers. And Edwin Jackson of the Cubs with 1-for-2 with 2 RBIs in the 8-2 win over the Nationals.

Wainwright receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Jimenez receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Tabata and Mauer receive 1.5 each for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

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

MLB13.0Cardinals 0000000  Adam Wainwright (W, 5-2)9.020017
 10.0Giants 0000000  Madison Bumgarner (W, 4-1)7.0411211
AL8.0Indians 0000000  Ubaldo Jimenez (W, 3-2)6.031118
 5.1Rays 0000000  Cesar Ramos (W, 1-0)2.000003
BAT5.0Pirates Jose Tabata RF, LF534300  00.000000
 4.0Yankees 0000000  Andy Pettitte (W, 4-2)7.052217
 3.0Dodgers Andre Ethier RF434000  00.000000
BAT3.0Twins Joe Mauer C433111  00.000000
 3.0Reds Mat Latos P322201  00.000000
 3.0Rangers 0000000  Yu Darvish (W, 6-1)7.033338
 3.0`Blue Jays 0000000  Mark Buehrle 7.051125
 2.2Phillies 0000000  Jonathan Papelbon (S, 6)1.020003
 2.0Cubs Edwin Jackson P211201  00.000000
 1.0Angels Mike Trout CF412201  00.000000
 1.0Athletics 0000000  Grant Balfour (S, 6)1.010012

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