Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer to lead the Red Sox to a Game 4 World Series win, earning Sunday's Box-Toppers Player of the Day honors.
The Red Sox beat the Cardinals 4-2 to even the best-of-seven World Series at two games apiece.
Gomes, starting in place of an injured Shane Victorino, had 5.5 Box-Toppers points during the regular season, ranking 156th overall.
Coming Monday: The World Series resumes Monday in St. Louis. Here is the pitching match-up:
World Series Game 5, Red Sox at Cardinals, series tied 2-2
Red Sox: Jon Lester, 12.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked 34th overall.
Cardinals: Adam Wainwright, 20.2 Box-Toppers points, ranked second overall.
This is a rematch of World Series Game 1, won by the Red Sox 8-1. Lester was Player of the Game. Both players are their team's overall leader in Box-Toppers points.
Box-Toppers tracks players who most help their team win the most games. Top players from the winning team of each game are determined by a formula using standard box score statistics. 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 players in each of the other games.
Top 6 players in World Series Game 4
Here are the top six Red Sox players in Sunday's World Series Game 4, ranked from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (how game score is calculated). Jonny Gomes, who had a Box-Toppers game score of 3.0, was Player of the Game (POG). He edged out middle relief pitcher Felix Doubront, who had a game score of 2.2, and who picked up the win.
|POG||3.0||Red Sox||Jonny Gomes LF||2||1||1||3||2||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.2||Red Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Felix Doubront (W, 1-0)||2.2||1||1||1||0||3|
|2.0||Red Sox||David Ortiz 1B||3||2||3||0||1||0||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.0||Red Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||John Lackey (H, 1)||1.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|0.1||Red Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Junichi Tazawa (H, 1)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0|
|0.0||Red Sox||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Koji Uehara (S, 1)||1.0||1||0||0||0||0|