Mets' Henderson Alvarez (CG 0R 7K) tops players for Tuesday, May 6

Mets pitcher Henderson Alvarez is Tuesday’s Player of the Day. Alvarez pitched a complete-game shutout and struck out seven in the 3-0 win over the Mets.

Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda is American League Player of the Day. Kuroda struck out eight over 7 2/3 innings in the 4-3 win over the Angels. Kuroda had a no-decision and did not pick up the win because the Angels tied the game 3-3 after he left the game.

Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies is National League Batter of the Day. Gonzalez went 5-for-5 and drove in three runs in the 12-1 win over the Rangers.

Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers is AL Batter of the Day. Cabrera homered, went 4-for-5 and drove in four runs in the 11-4 win over the Astros.

Alvarez receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Kuroda receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Gonzalez and Cabrera each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.

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

MLB10.0MarlinsHenderson Alvarez (W, 2-2)------9.060007
7.0DodgersClayton Kershaw (W, 2-0)------7.090009
AL6.2`YankeesHiroki Kuroda------7.253108
6.0`Red SoxAndrew Miller------2.000004
BAT5.0RockiesCarlos Gonzalez LF525300------
BAT5.0TigersMiguel Cabrera 1B524400------
5.0`PiratesCharlie Morton------8.031023
5.0RoyalsWade Davis (W, 2-1)------2.010004
4.0`White SoxHector Noesi------5.041116
3.2IndiansJosh Tomlin (W, 1-0)------6.241114
3.1DbacksEvan Marshall (W, 1-0)------1.100002
3.0BravesDavid Carpenter (W, 2-0)------1.000002
2.0MarinersJustin Smoak 1B522302------
1.1Blue JaysMarcus Stroman (W, 1-0)------1.110001
1.0OriolesDarren O`Day (W, 1-0)------1.000000

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