Padres' Robbie Erlin (6.1IP 0R 7K) tops players for Sunday, May 11

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Padres pitcher Robbie Erlin is Sunday’s Player of the Day. Erlin pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out seven in the 5-4 win over the Marlins.

Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir is American League Player of the Day. Kazmir pitched seven scoreless innings in the 9-1 win over the Nationals. Kazmir rises to eighth place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season. (See the top 10 players for the season on the home page.) He earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 5.7 points for the season.

Hank Conger of the Angels is AL Batter of the Day. Conger homered, doubled and drove in five runs in the 9-3 win over the Blue Jays.

Daniel Murphy of the Mets is National League Batter of the Day. Murphy homered, double and drove in two runs in the 5-4, 11-inning win over the Phillies.

Erlin receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Kazmir receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Conger and Murphy 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

MLB8.1PadresRobbie Erlin (W, 2-4)------6.150007
AL7.0AthleticsScott Kazmir (W, 5-1)------7.040004
6.1DbacksChase Anderson (W, 1-0)------5.121116
5.1RedsHomer Bailey (W, 3-2)------7.141126
BAT5.0AngelsHank Conger C413510------
5.0Red SoxJohn Lackey (W, 5-2)------7.072209
4.0IndiansNyjer Morgan LF433201------
3.0RoyalsAlcides Escobar SS412400------
3.0BravesAaron Harang (W, 4-3)------6.062229
BAT2.0MetsDaniel Murphy 2B413220------
2.0GiantsAngel Pagan CF332020------
2.0BrewersJonathan Lucroy PH111100------
2.0TwinsJared Burton (W, 1-1)------1.000001
1.0AstrosMarc Krauss 1B412211------
1.0CardinalsPeter Bourjos CF101100------