With 15 games on the slate for Sunday in the major leagues, some players meant more to their teams' chances than others. By using the Wins Probability Added metric, I sorted out the best and worst from across both leagues. Here are the top and bottom five performances from the day.

The Heroes

Patrick Corbin (Arizona Diamondbacks) +0.574

Corbin did the best job in helping his team earn a victory with the highest WPA in the majors.

He earned most of it with seven innings of shutout ball (+0.439), facing 27 Atlanta Braves while allowing just five singles and a walk. He struck out five and left the contest with a 2-0 lead, but ultimately earned a no-decision as the game went to extra innings, eventually ending with a 5-3, 11 inning DBacks win. He also hit an RBI triple in the fifth inning (+0.174).

Antonio Bastardo (New York Mets) +0.556

Bastardo only pitched a single inning on Sunday but earned over half of a victory by inheriting three men on base and getting out of it without giving up a run.

The Mets led by a 4-3 margin in the eighth inning, then two of New York’s pitchers allowed the bases to get loaded. Bastardo struck out two Padres (+0.357) and induced a Melvin Upton Jr. flyout (+0.199). The game remained a 4-3 affair through the final out.

Bobby Wilson (Texas Rangers) +0.530

Wilson singled in the third, (+0.101), struck out in the fifth (-0.019), walked in the seventh (+0.022), and singled in the ninth (+0.000).

He also turned a 2-2 tie game into a bit of a laugher in the eighth inning, with a grand slam (+0.426). The Rangers ended up winning by an 8-3 final score.

Chris Herrmann (Arizona Diamondbacks) +0.490

Herrmann flew out to left in the second (-0.023), flew out to right in the fifth (-0.045), then homered in the seventh (+0.140) to give Arizona a 2-0 lead. He struck out for the second out of the ninth inning (-0.041), then hit his second round-tripper of the night in the top of the 11th, a two-run homer (+0.451) for a 5-3 lead and the eventual game-winner.

Justin Verlander (Detroit Tigers) +0.402

Verlander faced 27 batters and pitched seven strong innings, leaving the game with a 2-0 lead.

He allowed two walks, two third-inning singles, and another single in the seventh. He struck out nine Rangers, but Detroit’s bullpen wasn’t up to the task of preserving his efforts, eventually dropping the contest by an 8-3 final.

The Zeroes

Ryan Zimmerman (Washington Nationals) -0.377

Zimmerman went one-for-seven with an RBI double in a 4-3, 13-inning loss to the Chicago Cubs. At least the Capitals won last night.

Jim Johnson (Atlanta Braves) -0.419

Johnson earned the loss by giving up two earned runs in his inning of relief, on Chris Herrmann’s home run (see above).

Kendall Graveman (Oakland Athletics) -0.461

Graveman gave up six earned runs and faced 16 batters in just 2.2 innings, allowing an opposing OBP of .500 and giving up four home runs. He took the loss as the Orioles went on to earn an 11-3 win over the A’s.

David Phelps (Miami Marlins) -0.465

Phelps pitched Miami’s eighth, entering with a 5-4 lead and leaving with a 6-5 deficit. He took the loss, allowing two doubles and a walk.

Mark Lowe (Detroit Tigers) -0.633

Lowe entered in the eighth inning with a 2-0 lead, one out and runners on the corners, then gave up a walk and three more hits, including two homers before leaving the game on the short side of a 7-2 score.

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