Blue Jays' Mark Buehrle (8.2IP 0R 11K) tops players for Wednesday, April 2

Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle is Wednesday’s Player of the Day. Buehrle pitched 8 2/3 shutout innings and struck out 11 in the 3-0 win over the Rays.

Reds pitcher Tony Cingrani is National League Player of the Day. Cingrani pitched seven shutout innings, struck out nine and allowed only two hits in the 1-0 win over the Cardinals.

Alexei Ramirez of the White Sox is American League Batter of the Day. Ramirez went 2-3, doubled and drove in two runs in the 7-6, 11-inning win over the Twins.

Jordan Pacheco of the Rockies is NL Batter of the Day. Pacheco went 3-4 in the 6-5 win over the Marlins.

Buehrle receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Cingrani receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Ramirez and Pacheco 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

MLB14.2Blue Jays 000000000Mark Buehrle (W, 1-0)8.2400111
 12.0Mariners 000000000James Paxton (W, 1-0)7.020029
NL12.0`Reds 000000000Tony Cingrani 7.020029
 11.2Giants 000000000Tim Hudson (W, 1-0)7.230007
 10.0`Tigers 000000000Max Scherzer 8.040017
 9.1Athletics 000000000Scott Kazmir (W, 1-0)7.130005
 7.0`Pirates 000000000Charlie Morton 6.040016
 7.0Dodgers 000000000Dan Haren (W, 1-0)6.041006
 6.2Braves 000000000Aaron Harang (W, 1-0)6.220013
 6.0Nationals 000000000Gio Gonzalez (W, 1-0)6.031116
 4.0Red Sox 000000000John Lackey (W, 1-0)6.032216
 4.0Astros 000000000Jarred Cosart (W, 1-0)5.040003
 3.1`Indians 000000000Marc Rzepczynski 2.100012
BAT2.0White Sox Alexei Ramirez SS3122211000.000000
 2.0Rangers Jim Adduci PH1111001000.000000
BAT1.0Rockies Jordan Pacheco C4131011000.000000

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