Phillies' Cliff Lee (8IP 0R 10K) tops players for Monday, April 21

Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee is Monday’s Player of the Day. Lee pitched eight scoreless innings, striking out 10 and allowing only four hits, in the 7-0 win over the Dodgers.

Angels pitcher Garrett Richards is American League Player of the Day. Richards gave up one hit and one run over six innings in the 4-2 win over the Nationals. Richards picked up a no-decision and did not earn the win because he left the game with the Angels trailing 1-0.

Ike Davis of the Pirates (recently traded from the Mets) is National League Batter of the Day. Davis hit a grand slam and went 2-for-4 in the 6-5 win over the Reds.

Matt Dominguez of the Astros is AL Batter of the Day. Dominguez hit a two-run homer, drove in three and went 2-for-3 in the 7-2 win over the Mariners.

Lee receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Richards receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Davis and Dominguez each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

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

MLB14.0PhilliesCliff Lee (W, 3-2)------8.0400010
8.0CubsTravis Wood (W, 1-2)------7.061109
7.0`BravesJulio Teheran------7.051118
6.2MetsJenrry Mejia (W, 3-0)------6.240037
AL5.0`AngelsGarrett Richards------6.011146
BAT3.0PiratesIke Davis 1B412401------
3.0RockiesWilin Rosario C422300------
BAT3.0AstrosMatt Dominguez DH312310------
2.0IndiansJason Kipnis 2B422200------
2.0RangersJoakim Soria (S, 4)------1.000001
1.0BrewersScooter Gennett 2B312100------
0.2`White SoxRonald Belisario (H, 3)------1.220001
0.0OriolesSteve Clevenger C421100------

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