Mets' Matt Harvey, nearly perfect (but no W), is top player for Tuesday, May 7

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Mets pitcher Matt Harvey nearly pitched a perfect game and left after nine innings without the lead, but is still Tuesday's Player of the Day.

Harvey gave up his first and only hit in the seventh inning, walked none and struck out 12 over nine innings against the White Sox. But it took the Mets until the bottom of the tenth to score their first run to beat the Sox, 1-0.

Though Harvey had a dominant Box-Toppers game score of 20, he did not earn the win in the game. Harvey scores 2.0 Box-Toppers points for winning Player of the Day and now has 7.0 for the season, ranking fourth among players in 2013, behind current leader Miguel Cabrera of Detroit, with 7.2.

Twins pitcher Scott Diamond is American League Player of the Day. Diamond pitched seven shutout innings and gave up only three hits in the 6-1 win over the Red Sox.

Jose Altuve of the Astros is AL Batter of the Day. Altuve homered and went 2-for-3 in the 7-6 win over the Angels.

Will Venable of the Padres is National League Batter of the Day. Venable hit a two-run homer and went 2-for-4 in the 5-1 win over the Marlins.

Harvey receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Day. Diamond receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Altuve and Venable receive 1.5 each for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

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

MLB20.0`Mets 0000000  Matt Harvey 9.0100012
AL6.0Twins 0000000  Scott Diamond (W, 3-2)7.030002
 6.0Pirates 0000000  Jeanmar Gomez (W, 2-0)5.020025
 5.2Indians 0000000  Zach McAllister (W, 3-3)7.250014
 5.2Cubs 0000000  Travis Wood (W, 3-2)6.251128
 4.0Rockies 0000000  Jorge De La Rosa (W, 3-3)6.030012
BAT3.0Astros Jose Altuve 2B322210  00.000000
 3.0Phillies 0000000  Kyle Kendrick (W, 4-1)7.062206
 2.1`Blue Jays 0000000  Aaron Loup 2.110001
 2.1Orioles 0000000  Tommy Hunter (W, 2-1)1.100001
BAT2.0Padres Will Venable RF412301  00.000000
 2.0Reds Devin Mesoraco PH111100  00.000000
 2.0Diamondbacks 0000000  Heath Bell (S, 2)1.000001
 1.0Brewers Ryan Braun LF211120  00.000000

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