Jesus Aguilar tops players in NLCS Game 6 as Brewers tie series with Dodgers, 3-3

Jesus Aguilar of the Brewers is Box-Toppers Player of the Game in Friday’s National League Championship Game 6, as Milwaukee pulls even in the series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

NLCS Game 6: Brewers 6, Dodgers 2

Aguilar hit two doubles, going 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs. The Brewers tie the Dodgers in the best-of-seven game series, 3-3, with the deciding Game 7 coming Saturday.

Aguilar had 5.5 Box-Toppers points in the regular season, 185th among all players and 28th among NL batters.

Aguilar had a Box-Toppers game score Friday of +4.0, highest among Brewers players. It is his first Player of the Game honor of the postseason and his first since Aug. 8.

Brewers starter Friday, Wade Miley, had a Box-Toppers game score of -2.9 (4.1IP 5H 2R 2BB 4K ND). Corey Knebel, who earned the win for the Brewers, had a Box-Toppers game score of +3.2 (1.2IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K W). Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu had a Box-Toppers game score of -13.0 (3IP 7H 5R 2BB 3K L).

Game 7 of the series is Saturday in Milwaukee. The winner faces the Red Sox in the World Series beginning Tuesday in Boston.

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
+4.0 MIL 7, LAD 2 Jesus Aguilar 1B 4 2 3 3

Coming Saturday:

National League Championship Series Game 7, Dodgers at Brewers, series tied, 3-3

The pitching matchup Saturday:

Dodgers—Walker Buehler, 15.1 Box-Toppers points, 16th among all players, sixth among NL pitchers.

Buehler has appeared twice this postseason and has not earned Player of the Game honors in two losses:

  • He appeared in the NLDS Game 3 loss against the Braves on Oct. 7.

  • He appeared in the NLCS Game 3 loss against the Brewers on Oct. 15.

Brewers—Jhoulys Chacin, 13.7 Box-Toppers points, 20th among all players, ninth among NL pitchers.

Chacin is one of five players this postseason to earn Player of the Game honors twice:

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

  • He was Player of the Game in the NLCS Game 3 win over the Dodgers on Oct. 15.

The other four players to earn Player of the Game honors twice this postseason are:

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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