Brewers' Ryan Braun (3 HR 7RBI) tops players for Tuesday, April 8

Ryan Braun of the Brewers is Tuesday’s Player of the Day. Braun hit three home runs, drove in seven runs and went 3-5 in the 10-4 win over the Phillies.

It is the first time Braun has been Player of the Game since his drug suspension last season. He last earned Box-Toppers points May 7, 2013.

David Murphy of the Indians is American League Player of the Day. Murphy hit a three-run homer and an RBI double in the 8-6 win over the Padres.

Braun receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Murphy receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. No pitcher earned bonus points since batters had higher Box-Toppers game scores in both leagues.

All of Tuesday’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

MLB8.0BrewersRyan Braun RF53370000.000000
AL6.0IndiansDavid Murphy RF33241100.000000
6.0Mets0000000Bartolo Colon (W, 1-1)7.060005
6.0Nationals0000000Gio Gonzalez (W, 2-0)6.030025
4.0White SoxAvisail Garcia RF52430000.000000
4.0MarinersCorey Hart DH42240100.000000
4.0`Dodgers0000000Dan Haren6.031114
4.0Blue Jays0000000Sergio Santos (S, 3)1.000003
3.0OriolesChris Davis 1B32221000.000000
3.0`Rays0000000Chris Archer7.060024
2.0CardinalsPeter Bourjos CF42310000.000000
2.0RangersRobinson Chirinos C42221000.000000
2.0GiantsBrandon Belt 1B42220000.000000
2.0PiratesRussell Martin C32210100.000000

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