Chris Sale, with a 1-hit complete game shutout, is top player for Sunday, May 12

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White Sox pitcher Chris Sale is Sunday's Player of the Day. Sale threw a one-hit, complete game shutout in the 3-0 win over the Angels. Sale gave up his first and only hit with one out in the seventh inning.

Sale moves up to fifth place in season Box-Toppers player rankings. Earning 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, Sale now has 6.7 for the season.

Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa is National League Player of the Day. De La Rosa pitched seven shutout innings and struck out seven in the 8-2 win over the Cardinals. De La Rosa had a no-hitter going for 6 2/3 innings.

De La Rosa and Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum had identical Box-Toppers game scores of 9.0 and eerily identical box score stat lines. But De La Rosa was given the nod as NL Player of the Day in a Box-Toppers tie-breaking rule because De La Rosa achieved his results with fewer pitches—he threw 100 and Lincecum threw 111. 

Emilio Bonifacio of the Blue Jays is American League Batter of the Day. Bonifacio went 3-for-4 and homered in the 12-4 win over the Red Sox.

Sale receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. De La Rosa receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Bonifacio receives 1.5 for being AL Batter of the Day. No National League batter was named Player of the Game, so no bonus points were given Sunday for NL Batter of the Day. 

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

MLB15.0White Sox 0000000  Chris Sale (W, 4-2)9.010007
NL9.0Rockies 0000000  Jorge De La Rosa (W, 4-3)7.020037
 9.0Giants 0000000  Tim Lincecum (W, 3-2)7.020037
 7.0Rangers 0000000  Nick Tepesch (W, 3-3)6.041118
 5.2Reds0000000  Bronson Arroyo (W, 3-4)6.250015
 5.1Dodgers 0000000  Chris Capuano (W, 1-2)6.151117
BAT4.0Blue Jays Emilio Bonifacio 2B433200  00.000000
 3.0Orioles 0000000  Wei-Yin Chen (W, 3-3)5.050003
 3.0Pirates 0000000  Jason Grilli (S, 15)1.000002
 3.0Cubs 0000000  Kevin Gregg (S, 6)1.000002
 3.0`Phillies 0000000  Jeremy Horst 1.000002
 2.1Mariners 0000000  Joe Saunders (W, 3-4)6.151136
 2.0Yankees Vernon Wells LF413200  00.000000
 2.0`Indians 0000000  Bryan Shaw 2.000011
 2.0Rays 0000000  Fernando Rodney (S, 6)1.000012

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