Braves' Ervin Santana (8IP 0R) is top player for Wednesday, April 9

Braves pitcher Ervin Santana is Wednesday’s Player of the Day. He pitched eight shutout innings, allowing only three hits, in the 4-3 win over the Mets.

Indians pitcher Zach McAllister is American League Player of the Day. McAllister pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings and struck out seven in the 2-0 win over the Padres.

DJ LeMahieu of the Rockies is National League Batter of the Day. LeMahieu went 3-4 and drove in three runs in the 10-4 win over the White Sox.

Jonathan Schoop of the Orioles is AL Batter of the Day. Schoop hit a three-run home run and went 2-4 in the 5-4 win over the Yankees. This was Schoop’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has earned Player of the Game honors. He is the 3,307th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Santana receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. McAllister receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. LeMahieu and Schoop each receive 1.5 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.

Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. Players earn Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.

Top player from each game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score

MLB11.0BravesErvin Santana (W, 1-0)------8.030006
AL9.2IndiansZach McAllister (W, 1-0)------7.250007
9.0AngelsGarrett Richards (W, 2-0)------7.010036
8.0`AthleticsJesse Chavez------7.061109
6.0RedsMike Leake (W, 1-1)------8.040013
6.0PadresRobbie Erlin (W, 1-0)------6.041106
5.2`Red SoxJake Peavy------6.231148
5.0`TigersDrew Smyly (H, 1)------3.010003
4.1`NationalsCraig Stammen------3.120014
BAT4.0RockiesDJ LeMahieu 2B423300------
4.0RoyalsJeremy Guthrie (W, 2-0)------7.041114
4.0DBacksJosh Collmenter (S, 1)------4.030014
4.0BrewersTyler Thornburg (W, 2-0)------2.000002
BAT3.0OriolesJonathan Schoop 3B422301------
3.0CubsJason Hammel (W, 2-0)------7.033316
3.0Blue JaysBrandon Morrow (W, 1-1)------6.053319

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