Hanley Ramirez of the Dodgers is Sunday's Player of the Day in the two National League Division Series playoff games.
Ramirez scored three runs and went 3-for-4 in the 13-6 win over the Braves to take a 2-1 series lead for the Dodgers. Ramirez had 5.0 Box-Toppers points during the regular season, ranking 177th overall, second among all NL shortstops.
Marlon Byrd of the Pirates is Sunday's other Player of the Game. Byrd drove in two runs and went 2-for-3 in the 5-3 win over the Cardinals to take a 2-1 series lead for the Pirates. Byrd had 5.5 Box-Toppers points during the regular season, ranking 164th overall.
Coming Monday: All four League Division Series continue Monday. Three of the four series could be decided. Here are the pitching match-ups:
ALDS Game 3, Athletics at Tigers, series tied 1-1
Athletics: Jarrod Parker, 6.0 Box-Toppers points, ranked 138th overall
Tigers: Anibal Sanchez, 17.1 Box-Toppers points, ranked seventh overall (see the top 10 Player Rankings list on the home page)
NLDS Game 4, Pirates lead Cardinals 2-1
Cardinals: Michael Wacha, 3.0 Box-Toppers points, ranked 361st overall
Pirates: Charlie Morton, 3.0 Box-Toppers points, ranked 344th overall
ALDS Game 3, Red Sox lead Rays 2-0
Red Sox: Clay Buchholz, 11.1 Box-Toppers points, ranked 41st overall
Rays: Alex Cobb, 9.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked 58th overall
NLDS Game 4, Dodgers lead Braves 2-1
Braves: Freddy Garcia, 1.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked 509th 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
|MLB||4.0||Dodgers||Hanley Ramirez SS||4||3||3||2||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2.0||Pirates||Marlon Byrd RF||3||1||2||2||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0|