Zimmermann top player, Buchholz takes Box-Toppers points lead, in games from Wednesday, May 1

Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is Wednesday's Player of the Day. Zimmermann threw eight shutout innings and struck out eight in the 2-0 win over the Braves.

Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is American League Player of the Day. Buchholz pitched seven shutout innings and struck out eight in the 10-1 win over the Blue Jays. Buchholz earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for AL Player of the Day and takes over as 2013 season leader in Box-Toppers points with 7.1, passing Rays pitcher Matt Moore, who has 6.7.

Kendrys Morales of the Mariners is American League Batter of the Day. Morales went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs in the 8-3 win over the Orioles.

Angel Pagan of the Giants is National League Batter of the Day. Pagan went 2-for-4 with a home run in the 9-6 win over the Diamondbacks.

Zimmermann receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Buchholz receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Morales and Pagan receive 1.5 each for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

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

501ScoreTeamBATTERSABRHRBIBBSO--PITCHERSIPHRERBBSO
MLB14.0Nationals 0000000  Jordan Zimmermann (W, 5-1)8.020008
 13.0Cubs 0000000  Scott Feldman (W, 2-3)9.0322112
AL10.0Red Sox 0000000  Clay Buchholz (W, 6-0)7.020038
BAT3.0Mariners Kendrys Morales DH523301  00.000000
BAT3.0Giants Angel Pagan CF432212  00.000000
 3.0Mets Jordany Valdespin PH, CF211301  00.000000
 3.0Cardinals 0000000  Lance Lynn (W, 5-0)7.051125
 3.0Indians 0000000  Trevor Bauer (W, 1-1)5.010065
 2.0White Sox Alejandro De Aza LF422201  00.000000
 2.0Rockies Carlos Gonzalez LF312221  00.000000
 2.0Yankees Ben Francisco RF111110  00.000000
 2.0Royals 0000000  Bruce Chen (W, 2-0)2.020013
 1.0Angels Howie Kendrick 2B413101  00.000000
 1.0Twins Chris Parmelee RF412201  00.000000
 1.0Pirates Pedro Alvarez 3B412201  00.000000