Yankees' Tanaka, Red Sox' Ramirez top players in Sunday's AL Division Series games

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Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and Hanley Ramirez of the Red Sox are Box-Toppers Players of the Game in Sunday’s two American League Division Series games.

ALDS Game 3: Yankees 1, Indians 0

Tanaka struck out seven over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk, as the Yankees forced Game 4 in the series.

Tanaka had 11.4 Box-Toppers points in 2017, 23rd among all players, eighth among AL pitchers.

He had a Box-Toppers game score Sunday of +10.0, highest among Yankees players. Greg Bird had the highest Box-Toppers game score (+1.0) among Yankees batters Sunday (HR 1-2 R BI).

Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (21.8 Box-Toppers points, sixth among all players, third among AL pitchers) had a Box-Toppers game score of +6.2 (5.2IP 3H 0R 3BB 7K ND).

The Indians lead the best-of-five series, 2-1. Game 4 is Monday. 

ALDS Game 3: Red Sox 10, Astros 3

Hanley Ramirez doubled and went 4-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, keeping the Red Sox alive for Game 4.

Ramirez had just 2.0 Box-Toppers points on the season. He had 7.0 points in 2016.

Ramirez had a Box-Toppers game score Sunday of +5.0, highest among Red Sox players. David Price, who came out of the bullpen in the fourth inning, had the highest Box-Toppers game score (+3.0) among Red Sox pitchers (4IP 4H 0R BB 4K ND).

The Astros lead the best-of-five series, 2-1. Game 4 is Monday.

Top player from each game

BTG Game Player of the Game AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
10.0 NYY 1, CLE 0 Masahiro Tanaka W (1-0) - - - - 7.0 3 0 0 1 7
5.0 BOS 10, HOU 3 Hanley Ramirez DH 4 2 4 3 - - - - - -
BTG—Box-Toppers game score

Coming Monday: Four division series playoff games resume:

AL Division Series Game 4, Astros lead Red Sox, 2-1

The pitching matchup Monday:

Astros—Charlie Morton, 7.7 Box-Toppers points, 83rd among all players, 27th among AL pitchers.

Red Sox—Rick Porcello, 3.0 Box-Toppers points, 322nd among all players, 83rd among AL pitchers.

See the season Box-Toppers point totals of all Astros and Red Sox players who earned Player of the Game honors in 2017.

NL Division Series Game 3, Cubs at Nationals, Series tied 1-1

The pitching matchup Monday:

Cubs—Jose Quintana, 15.0 Box-Toppers points, 15th among all players, ninth among NL pitchers.

Nationals—Max Scherzer, 25.0 Box-Toppers points, second among all players, first among NL pitchers.

See the season Box-Toppers point totals of all Cubs and Nationals players who earned Player of the Game honors in 2017.

AL Division Series Game 4, Indians lead Yankees, 2-1

The pitching matchup Monday:

Indians—Trevor Bauer, 9.7 Box-Toppers points, 39th among all players, 13th among AL pitchers.

Yankees—Luis Severino, 21.1 Box-Toppers points, seventh among all players, fourth among AL pitchers.

See the season Box-Toppers point totals of all Indians and Yankees players who earned Player of the Game honors in 2017.

NL Division Series Game 3, Dodgers lead Diamondbacks, 2-0

The pitching matchup Monday:

Dodgers—Yu Darvish, 13.0 Box-Toppers points, 20th among all players, 11th among NL pitchers.

Diamondbacks—Zack Greinke, 20.1 Box-Toppers points, eighth among all players, fourth among NL pitchers.

See the season Box-Toppers point totals of all Diamondbacks and Dodgers players who earned Player of the Game honors in 2017.

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.

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