White Sox' Chris Sale (8IP 0R 6K) tops players for Sunday, April 6

White Sox pitcher Chris Sale is Sunday’s Player of the Day. Sale pitched eight shutout innings and struck out six in the 5-1 win over the Royals.

Sale moves into fourth place among players in Box-Toppers points in the young 2014 season. He has 3.0 points.

Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon is National League Player of the Day. Simon allowed one run over seven innings and struck out six in the 2-1 win over the Mets.

Hanley Ramirez of the Dodgers is NL Batter of the Day. Ramirez homered twice and went 3-4 in the 6-2 win over the Giants.

Chris Colabello of the Twins is American League Batter of the Day. Colabello drove in four runs and went 2-5 in the 10-7 win over the Indians. Colabello is the first batter to earn Player of the Game honors more than once so far this season. With 3.2 Box-Toppers points, he moves into second place among all players for the season, behind only Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez (3.4).

Sale receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Simon receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Kemp and Colabello each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

All of Sunday’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

MLB9.0White Sox 0000000  Chris Sale (W, 2-0)8.040016
NL6.0Reds 0000000  Alfredo Simon (W, 1-0)7.041116
 5.1Orioles 0000000  Chris Tillman (W, 1-0)8.151115
 5.0Rangers 0000000  Yu Darvish (W, 1-0)7.070016
 5.0Padres 0000000  Ian Kennedy (W, 1-1)6.031115
 4.1Pirates 0000000  Tony Watson (W, 1-0)1.100003
BAT4.0DodgersHanley Ramirez SS433200         
 4.0Cubs Ryan Kalish LF322320  00.000000
 2.2Brewers 0000000  Yovani Gallardo (W, 2-0)6.270003
BAT2.0Twins Chris Colabello DH512401  00.000000
 2.0Astros Jonathan Villar SS321200  00.000000
 2.0Athletics Jed Lowrie SS111120  00.000000
 2.0Nationals 0000000  Jerry Blevins (W, 1-0)1.000001
 1.0Yankees Brett Gardner LF421212  00.000000
 1.0Diamondbacks Mark Trumbo LF311220  00.000000