Giants' Madison Bumgarner (6IP 9K) tops players for Sunday, May 4

Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is Sunday’s Player of the Day. Bumgarner struck out nine over six innings, allowing only one unearned run in the 4-1 win over the Braves.

Colby Rasmus of the Blue Jays is American League Player of the Day. Rasmus hit a grand slam and went 3-for-4 in the 7-2 win over the Pirates.

Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins is National League Batter of the Day. Stanton homered twice and drove in three runs in the 5-4 win over the Dodgers.

Bumgarner receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Rasmus receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Stanton receives 1.5 for being NL Batter of the Day.

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

MLB10.0GiantsMadison Bumgarner (W, 3-3)------6.031019
AL5.0Blue JaysColby Rasmus CF423400------
4.0RangersPrince Fielder 1B433221------
BAT4.0MarlinsGiancarlo Stanton RF322311------
4.0MetsDillon Gee (W, 3-1)------6.060015
4.0CardinalsKevin Siegrist (W, 1-1)------100003
3.1PhilliesRoberto Hernandez (W, 2-1)------7.140033
3.0TwinsKurt Suzuki C303310------
2.0RaysWil Myers RF512401------
2.0MarinersJohn Buck C423100------
2.0White SoxDayan Viciedo RF412301------
1.0TigersTorii Hunter RF503300------
1.0RedsBrandon Phillips 2B422110------
1.0AthleticsJosh Donaldson 3B221031------
0.0PadresRene Rivera C402200------