Rays' Alex Cobb (7IP 0R) tops players for Saturday, April 12

Rays pitcher Alex Cobb is Saturday’s Player of the Day. Cobb pitched seven scoreless innings in the 1-0 win over the Reds.

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke is National League Player of the Day. Greinke struck out eight over 5 1/3 innings in the 8-5 win over the Diamondbacks.

David Murphy of the Indians is American League Batter of the Day. Murphy homered, tripled and drove in four runs in the 12-6 win over the White Sox. Murphy earned 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 3.0 for the season, and now ranks ninth place among all players in Box-Toppers points for the season.

Jimmy Rollins of the Phillies is NL Batter of the Day. Rollins hit a 10th inning, walk-off home run in the 5-4 win over the Marlins. He went 3-5 in the game and drove in two runs.

Notable: Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo rises to seventh place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season. Gallardo (6IP 6K ND) was top player in the 3-2 win over the Pirates. He earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 3.0 for the season.

Cobb receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Greinke receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Murphy and Rollins each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Saturday’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

MLB8.0RaysAlex Cobb (W, 1-1)------7.040005
7.0AthleticsSonny Gray (W, 2-0)------7.051129
4.0TwinsRicky Nolasco (W, 1-1)------8.051114
NL3.1DodgersZack Greinke (W, 3-0)------5.181108
BAT3.0IndiansDavid Murphy RF522400------
3.0YankeesBrian McCann C422301------
3.0`OriolesBud Norris------7.050034
3.0`RockiesBrett Anderson------3.010012
BAT2.0PhilliesJimmy Rollins SS523200------
2.0BravesJustin Upton LF423100------
2.0AstrosRobbie Grossman LF412301------
2.0TigersJustin Verlander (W, 1-1)------7.082218
2.0MetsJohn Lannan (W, 1-0)------2.000000
1.0CardinalsDaniel Descalso SS, 2B422100------
1.0`BrewersYovani Gallardo------6.062216

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