Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal saves World Series Game 2, tops players for Thursday, Oct. 24

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Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal is Thursday's Player of the Day, earning the save in Game 2 of the World Series.

Rosenthal pitched the ninth inning and struck out three in the 4-2 win over the Red Sox. The Cardinals tie the Red Sox at one game apiece in the best-of-seven World Series.

Rosenthal had 6.0 Box-Toppers points during the regular season, ranking 147th overall.  It is the first time this postseason he has earned Player of the Game honors.

The World Series moves to St. Louis for Game 3 Saturday. 

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. 

Related story:  Box-Toppers previews 2013 World Series in this post from Oct. 21.

Top 4 players in World Series Game 2 

Here are the top four Cardinals players in Thursday's World Series Game 2, ranked from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (how game score is calculated). Trevor Rosenthal, who had a Box-Toppers game score of 4.0, was Player of the Game (POG). Middle reliever Carlos Martinez also had a game score of 4.0, but Rosenthal was named Player of the Game because he picked up the save.

POG4.0Cardinals 000000000Trevor Rosenthal (S, 1)1.000003
 4.0Cardinals 000000000Carlos Martinez (H, 1)2.010003
 1.0Cardinals 000000000Michael Wacha (W, 1-0)6.032246
 0.0Cardinals Pete Kozma PR, SS11000000 0.000000