Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu tops players in NLCS Game 3 win, Monday, Oct. 14

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Hyun-Jin Ryu, who threw seven shutout innings and gave up only three hits to lead the Dodgers to a Game 3 National League Championship Series win over the Cardinals, is Monday's Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

The Dodgers won the game 3-0 and now trail the best-of-seven NLCS against the Cardinals two games to one. 

Ryu had 9.7 Box-Toppers points during the regular season, ranked 61st overall.

So far in the series, the top three players in Box-Toppers points player rankings have started games, but each time, his team has lost the game: 

  • In Game 1, Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke started, but the Cardinals won 3-2 in 13 innings. Greinke, who picked up a no-decision in the game, had 19.4 Box-Toppers points for the season, ranked third overall.
  • In Game 2, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw started, but the Cardinals won 1-0. Kershaw picked up the loss. Kershaw had 21.7 Box-Toppers points for the season, ranked first.
  • In Game 3, Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright started, but the Dodgers won 3-0. Wainwright, who also picked up the loss, had 20.2 Box-Toppers points for the season, ranked second. 

Coming Tuesday: Both League Championship Series continue Tuesday. Here are the pitching match-ups:

ALCS Game 3, Red Sox at Tigers, series tied 1-1

Red Sox: John Lackey, 6.0 Box-Toppers points, ranked 148th overall

Tigers: Justin Verlander, 10.0 Box-Toppers points, ranked 53rd overall

NLCS Game 4, Cardinals lead Dodgers 2-1

Cardinals: Lance Lynn, 16.1 Box-Toppers points, ranked 11th overall

Dodgers: Ricky Nolasco, 9.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked 60th 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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