Athletics' Sonny Gray (CG 0R 6K) tops players for Monday, April 28

Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray is Monday’s Player of the Day. Gray pitched a complete game shutout, striking out six, in the 4-0 win over the Rangers.

Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies is National League Player of the Day. Tulowitzki homered, hit two doubles and drove in three runs in the 8-5 win over the Diamondbacks.

Alexei Ramirez of the White Sox is American League Batter of the Day. Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI in the 7-3 win over the Rays.

Gray receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Tulowitzki receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Ramirez receives 1.5 for being AL Batter of the Day.

All of Monday’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

MLB11.0AthleticsSonny Gray (W, 4-1)------9.030016
NL5.0RockiesTroy Tulowitzki SS323320------
3.0PadresRene Rivera C512501------
2.0BrewersLyle Overbay PH111100------
2.0`AngelsTyler Skaggs------7.043316
BAT1.0White SoxAlexei Ramirez SS312100------

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