After a day off Thursday, postseason baseball resumes Friday as the American League Championship Series continues with Game 6 in Kansas City. Here are details:
ALCS Game 6, Royals lead Blue Jays, 3-2
The pitching match-up Friday:
Blue Jays—David Price, 21.1 Box-Toppers points, fifth among all players, second among AL pitchers.
Royals—Yordano Ventura, 11.7 Box-Toppers points, 30th among all players, 15th among AL pitchers.
It is a rematch of the starters from Game 2, won by the Royals 6-3. Neither Price nor Ventura did particularly well in that game. Price had a Box-Toppers game score of −1.8 (6.2IP 6H 5R 8K L) and Ventura had a Box-Toppers game score of −4.9 (5.1IP 8H 3R 6K ND).
Neither Price nor Ventura has earned Player of the Game honors so far this postseason. Both Price and Ventura have appeared in three 2015 playoff games.
About Box-Toppers—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.