Shaun Marcum (7IP 12K) tops players for Sunday, May 26

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Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum is Sunday's Player of the Day. Marcum struck out 12 over seven innings in the 4-2 win over the Braves.

Marcum left the game on the hook for the loss after giving up two runs to put the Braves ahead, but the Mets came back to win the game, giving Marcum a no-decision (and Box-Toppers Player of the Game and Player of the Day honors).

Rays pitcher Alex Cobb is American League Player of the Day. Cobb struck out eight over 8 1/3 innings in the 8-3 win over the Yankees.

Pete Kozma of the Cardinals is National League Batter of the Day. Kozma hit a three-run double and went 4-for-4 in the 5-3 win over the Dodgers.

J.P. Arencibia of the Blue Jays is AL Batter of the Day. Arencibia went 3-for-4 in the 6-5 win over the Orioles.

Marcum receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Cobb receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Kozma and Arencibia each receive 1.5 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:

526ScoreTeamBATTERSABRHRBIBBSO--PITCHERSIPHRERBBSO
MLB11.0`Mets 0000000  Shaun Marcum 7.0422012
 10.0Nationals 0000000  Stephen Strasburg (W, 3-5)8.051109
AL7.1Rays 0000000  Alex Cobb (W, 6-2)8.152208
 7.0`Mariners 0000000  Hisashi Iwakuma 8.052208
 7.0Athletics 0000000  Bartolo Colon (W, 5-2)7.090009
BAT5.0Cardinals Pete Kozma SS424300  00.000000
 4.0Tigers 0000000  Max Scherzer (W, 7-0)6.031136
 4.0`White Sox 0000000  Jesse Crain (H, 15)1.000003
 3.0Giants Brandon Belt 1B221220  00.000000
 2.0Diamondbacks Martin Prado 2B414100  00.000000
BAT2.0Blue Jays J.P. Arencibia C423110  00.000000
 2.0Red Sox Stephen Drew SS433000  00.000000
 2.0Cubs Alfonso Soriano LF422210  00.000000
 1.0Angels J.B. Shuck LF403200  00.000000
 1.0Pirates Michael McKenry C322011  00.000000

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