Giants ace Madison Bumgarner tops players in World Series Game 1, Tuesday, Oct. 21

Madison Bumgarner allowed one run in seven innings to lead the Giants to a World Series Game 1 win Tuesday. He is Player of the Day.

Bumgarner allowed three hits, one walk and struck out five in the 7-1 win over the Royals. The Giants take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven game World Series.

Bumgarner had a Box-Toppers game score of +6, more than any other Giants player Tuesday. It is the third time this postseason Bumgarner has earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. He did it previously:

Oct. 1 in the National League Wild Card win over the Pirates.

Oct. 11 in the NL Championship Series Game 1 win over the Cardinals.

During the regular season, Bumgarner earned 22.6 Box-Toppers points, ranking third among all players and second among NL pitchers. He is the highest-ranked player remaining in the postseason and the only player in the World Series in Box-Toppers top 10 player rankings.

Coming Wednesday:

World Series Game 2: Giants lead Royals, 1-0

The pitching matchup Wednesday:

Giants: Jake Peavy, 5.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked 165th among all players, 58th among NL pitchers.

Royals: Yordano Ventura, 8.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked 75th among all players, 33rd among AL pitchers.

Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. In regular season games, players earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.

Previous Box-Toppers 2014 World Series previews:

Giants have clear Box-Toppers advantage over Royals in World Series, but since 2014 is underdog year, watch out for David slaying 'Giant'

Royals sweep Giants in series—in regular season, interleague series back in August, that is

Can a Royals diehard fan of the 1970s rekindle lapsed fandom with Kansas City's 2014 World Series team? A personal essay

Top 6 players in World Series Game 1 

Here are the top six Giants players in Tuesday’s World Series Game 1, ranked from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (how game score is calculated). Madison Bumgarner, who had a Box-Toppers game score of +6.0, was Player of the Game (POG). Hunter Pence was the Giants’ top batter, hitting a homer and a double and going 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in two runs. He had a Box-Toppers game score of +3.0.

1021 Score Team Player AB R H BI BB K IP H R ER BB K
POG 6.0 Giants Madison Bumgarner (W, 1-0) - - - - - - 7.0 3 1 1 1 5
3.0 Giants Hunter Pence RF 3 2 2 2 2 0 - - - - - -
3.0 Giants Hunter Strickland - - - - - - 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
1.0 Giants Gregor Blanco CF 3 2 1 1 2 0 - - - - - -
0.0 Giants Pablo Sandoval 3B 5 1 2 2 0 0 - - - - - -
0.0 Giants Javier Lopez - - - - - - 1.0 1 0 0 0 0