Pirates' Sonny Gray tops players in Saturday, Oct. 5's ALDS games

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Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray is Saturday's Player of the Day in the two American League Division Series playoff games. 

Gray pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out nine in the 1-0 win over the Tigers to tie the series at 1-1. Gray picked up a no decision because he left the game in a scoreless tie after eight innings, but the Athletics scored on Stephen Vogt's bases-loaded walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth. 

Gray had 4.0 Box-Toppers points during the regular season, ranked 272nd overall.

Jacob Ellsbury of the Red Sox is Saturday's other Player of the Game. Ellsbury scored three runs and went 3-for-4 in the 7-4 win over the Rays, to lead that series 2-0.  Ellsbury had 5.5 Box-Toppers points during the regular season, ranked 161st overall.

 Coming Sunday: The two NLDS series continue Sunday. Here are the pitching match-ups:

NLDS Game 3, Cardinals at Pirates, series tied 1-1

Cardinals: Joe Kelly, 4.0 Box-Toppers points, ranked 264th overall

Pirates: Francisco Liriano, 16.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked ninth overall (see the top 10 Player Rankings list on the home page)

NLDS Game 3, Braves at Dodgers, series tied 1-1

Braves: Julio Teheran, 13.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked 23rd overall

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 and 1.5 for top batter in each league. However, no Box-Toppers points are awarded during the postseason. 

Top player from each game 

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score

MLB11.0`Athletics 000000000Sonny Gray 8.040029
BAT3.0Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury CF4331011000.000000

` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.