Note: Box-Toppers is playing catch-up after time away. These are Box-Toppers weekly team standings as of Thursday, Aug. 22:
The Detroit Tigers continue to hold the top spot in Box-Toppers team rankings for the third week in a row, while the Tampa Bay Rays make a big jump to second place.
Tigers players have accumulated 99.3 Box-Toppers points this season, the most of any team.
The Rays were the hottest team of the week, picking up 10.2 Box-Toppers points giving them 95.9 for the season and moving them from seventh to second place overall. The Rays picked up some of their points by acquiring players. They got 3.0 Box-Toppers points by signing free agent Delmon Young (who earned his points with the Phillies) and 2.5 points by claiming David DeJesus off waivers from the Nationals. (DeJesus earned his points earlier in the season with the Cubs.)
Last week's hot team, the Texas Rangers, fell to third place with 95.0 Box-Toppers points.
The St. Louis Cardinals, in fourth overall, remain the top National League team in Box-Toppers points with 94.4. But the Los Angeles Dodgers continue to inch closer—with 94.0 points, they trail by only 0.4.
The Cincinnati Reds are the hottest National League team for the second straight week, picking up 6.5 Box-Toppers points, giving them 92.2 points. However, the Reds still fall in the overall rankings from sixth to seventh place.
Top 10 teams
Through Thursday, Aug. 22
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BTP: Box-Toppers points total. Accumulated points of all players on team in 2013 season.
BTP/wk: Box-Toppers points for the team for the past week, through games on Thursday.