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