David Ortiz of the Red Sox, who hit a game-tying grand slam in the American League Championship Game 2, is Sunday's Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Ortiz hit the grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to tie the game against the Tigers at 5-5. The Red Sox won with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth by Jarrod Saltalamacchia to win the game 6-5, tying the best-of-seven series at one game each.
Ortiz earned 12.4 Box-Toppers points during the regular season, ranking 36th among all players, fifth among all AL batters.
Ortiz spoiled the night for Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer, who struck out 13 and gave up only two hits and one run over seven innings and seemed on track to be Player of the Day.
Coming Monday: The National League Championship Series continues with Game 3 in Los Angeles. Here is the pitching match-up:
NLCS Game 3, Cardinals lead Dodgers 2-0
Cardinals: Adam Wainwright, 20.2 Box-Toppers points, ranked second overall (see the Top 10 Player ranking list on the home page)
Dodgers: Hyun-Jin Ryu, 9.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked 61st overall
In regular season games, 2.0 Box-Toppers points are awarded for Player of the Day, 1.7 for top player in the opposite league, 1.5 for top batter in each league and 1.0 for the top player in each of the other games. However, no Box-Toppers points are awarded during the postseason.
Top player from each game
Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
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