Dodgers’ Rich Hill, Red Sox’ Jackie Bradley Jr. top players in Tuesday's LCS games

Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill and Jackie Bradley Jr. of the Red Sox are Tuesday’s Box-Toppers top players in a pair of League Championship Series games.

National League Championship Series Game 4: Dodgers 2, Brewers 1, 13 innings

Hill was Box-Toppers Player of the Game, striking out six over five innings, allowing one run, three hits and three walks, as the Dodgers evened the best-of-seven series, 2-2.

Hill did not earn the win, picking up a no-decision, because the game was tied, 1-1, when he exited.

Hill had 9.7 Box-Toppers points in 2018, 53rd among all players, 27th among NL pitchers. This was his first Player of the Game honor of the 2018 postseason.

He had a Box-Toppers game score Tuesday of +3.0. Cody Bellinger, who drove in the winning run for the Dodgers in the 13th inning, had the highest Box-Toppers game score among Los Angeles batters of -1.0 (2-4 0R BI).

Two Brewers relief pitchers had higher Box-Toppers game scores in the loss:

Freddy Peralta had a Box-Toppers game score of +6.0 (3IP 0H 0R 3BB 6K ND).

Junior Guerra had a Box-Toppers game score of +3.2 (3.2IP 2H R 0BB 4K L).

Brewers starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez had a Box-Toppers game score of -4.0 (IP 2H R BB 0K ND).

The series resumes Wednesday with Game 5 in Los Angeles.

American League Championship Series Game 3: Red Sox 8, Astros 2

Bradley was Box-Toppers Player of the Game, hitting a grand slam and going 1-for-4, as the Red Sox take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Bradley had 3.5 Box-Toppers points in 2018, 295th among all players and 65th among AL batters. It is his first Player of the Game honor of the 2018 postseason.

Bradley had a Box-Toppers game score Tuesday of +2.0. Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi had a game of -2.0 (6IP 6H 2R 2BB 4K W). Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel had a game score of -5.0 (5IP 4H 2R 2BB 0K ND).

The series resumes Wednesday in Houston with Game 4.

Top player from each game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)

BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
+3.0 `LAD 2, MIL 1 (F/13) Rich Hill 5.0 3 1 1 3 6
+2.0 BOS 8, HOU 2 Jackie Bradley CF 4 1 1 4
` Pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.

Coming Wednesday:

National League Championship Series Game 5, Brewers at Dodgers, series tied, 2-2

The pitching matchup Wednesday:

Brewers—Wade Miley, 4.0 Box-Toppers points, 249th among all players, 84th among NL pitchers.

Miley has appeared twice previously this postseason, but has not earned Player of the Game honors:

Dodgers—Clayton Kershaw, 8.0 Box-Toppers points, 73rd among all players, 34th among NL pitchers.

Kershaw has appeared twice previously this postseason, earning Player of the Game honors once:

  • He was Player of the Game in the NLDS Game 2 win over the Braves on Oct. 5.

  • He appeared in the NLCS Game 1 loss to the Brewers and had the game’s lowest Box-Toppers game score of -12.0 (3IP 6H 5R 4ER 2BB 2K L).

American League Championship Series Game 4, Red Sox lead Astros, 2-1

The pitching matchup Wednesday:

Red Sox—Rick Porcello, 11.4 Box-Toppers points, 35th among all players, 17th among AL pitchers.

Porcello has appeared three times previously this postseason—once as a starter and once as a reliever—but has not earned Player of the Game honors:

Astros—Charlie Morton, 14.8 Box-Toppers points, 17th among all players, 11th among AL pitchers.

This is Morton’s first appearance this postseason.

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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