Yankees’ James Paxton tops players in Friday's ALCS Game 5 over Astros, forcing Game 6

Yankees pitcher James Paxton is Box-Toppers Player of the Game in Friday’s American League Championship Series Game 5 win over the Astros.

Paxton struck out nine over six innings, allowing one run, four hits and four walks, in the 4-1 win, forcing Game 6 of the series Saturday in Houston. The Astros lead the best-of-seven series, 3-2.

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Astros’ Will Harris tops players in Thursday's ALCS Game 4 win over Yankees

Astros relief pitcher Will Harris is Box-Toppers Player of the Game in Thursday’s American League Championship Series Game 4 win over the Yankees.

Harris struck out two in a scoreless and hitless seventh inning, allowing no walks. Harris did not earn the win, picking up a no-decision. The win went to reliever Ryan Pressly, who exited after the fifth inning with the Astros leading.

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Astros, Yankees resume AL Championship Series Thursday after Wednesday's rainout

Wednesday’s American League Championship Series Game 4 in New York was postponed by rain and rescheduled for Thursday.

The Houston Astros lead the New York Yankees in the best-of-seven game series, 2-1.

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Astros’ Cole, Nationals’ Corbin top players in Tuesday's league championship games

Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole and Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin are top players in Tuesday’s pair of league championship games.

The Astros take a 2-1 lead over the Yankees in the American League Championship Series and the Nationals win the National League Championship Series, sweeping the Cardinals, 4-0.

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Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg tops players in Monday's NLCS Game 3 win over Cardinals

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is Box-Toppers Player of the Game in Monday’s National League Championship Series Game 3 win over the Cardinals.

Strasburg struck out 12 over seven innings, allowing one run, seven hits and no walks, in the 8-1 win over the Cardinals.

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Astros’ Justin Verlander tops players in AL Championship Series Game 2 win over Yankees

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander is Box-Toppers Player of the Game in Sunday’s American League Championship Series Game 2.

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Nationals’ Scherzer, Yankees’ Tanaka top players in Saturday's league championship series games

Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer and Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka are top players in Saturday’s pair of league championship games.

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Nationals’ Anibal Sanchez tops players in Friday's NL Championship Series Game 1

Nationals pitcher Anibal Sanchez is Box-Toppers Player of the Game in Friday’s National League Championship Series Game 1.

Sanchez struck out five over 7 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk, in the 2-0 win over the Cardinals.

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Astros’ Gerrit Cole tops players in Thursday's ALDS Game 5 win over Rays

Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole is Box-Toppers Player of the Game in Thursday’s American League Division Series Game 5 win over the Rays.

Cole struck out 10 over eight innings, allowing one run, two hits and two walks in the 6-1 win, as the Astros win the best-of-five game series, 3-2, and advance to the AL Championship Series beginning Saturday against the Yankees.

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Cardinals’ Jack Flaherty, Nationals’ Anthony Rendon top players in Wednesday's NLDS deciding games

Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty and Anthony Rendon of the Nationals are Box-Toppers Player of the Game winners in Wednesday’s pair of deciding National League Division Series games.

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Rays’ Nick Anderson tops players in Tuesday's ALDS Game 4 win over Astros

Rays pitcher Nick Anderson is Box-Toppers Player of the Game in Tuesday’s American League Division Series Game 4 win over the Astros.

Anderson struck out two over 2 1/3 scoreless middle relief innings, allowing one hit and no walks, in the 4-1 win, the day’s only game.

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Morton, Scherzer, Torres, Goldschmidt top players in Monday's four league division series games

In four league division series playoff games Monday these are Box-Toppers Players of the Game:

Rays pitcher Charlie Morton, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, Gleyber Torres of the Yankees and Paul Goldschmidt of the Cardinals.

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Braves’ Mike Soroka, Dodgers’ Russell Martin top players in Sunday's pair of NLDS games

Braves pitcher Mike Soroka and Russell Martin of the Dodgers are Sunday’s Box-Toppers top players in a pair of National League Division Series games.

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Astros’ Gerrit Cole, Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka top players in Saturday's pair of ALDS games

Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole and Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka are Saturday’s Box-Toppers top players in a pair of American League Division Series games.

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Verlander, Strasburg among top players in Friday's four league division series games

In four league division series playoff games Friday these are Box-Toppers Players of the Game: Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, and DJ LeMahieu of the Yankees.

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Dodgers’ Buehler, Cardinals’ Ozuna top players in pair of NL Division Series openers Thursday

Walker Buehler of the Dodgers and Marcell Ozuna of the Cardinals are Box-Toppers Players of the Game in Thursday’s pair of National League Division Series openers.

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Yandy Diaz tops players as Rays beat Athletics in AL Wild Card Game

Yandy Diaz of the Rays is Box-Toppers Player of the Game in Wednesday’s American League Wild Card Game.

Diaz hit two home runs and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 5-1 win over the Athletics. The Rays advance to the AL Division Series Friday against the Astros.

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Stephen Strasburg tops players as Nationals beat Brewers in NL Wild Card Game

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is Box-Toppers Player of the Game in Tuesday’s National League Wild Card Game.

Strasburg pitched three innings of scoreless middle relief, striking out four, allowing two hits and no walks and picking up the win, in the 4-3 win over the Brewers. The Nationals advance to the NL Divisional Series Thursday against the Dodgers.

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Milwaukee Brewers face Washington Nationals in NL Wild Card Game Tuesday

The Milwaukee Brewers visit the Washington Nationals in the National League one-game Wild Card playoff game Tuesday.

Starting pitchers are:

Brewers—Brandon Woodruff, 7.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked 94th among all players, 40th among NL pitchers.

Nationals—Max Scherzer, 15.4 Box-Toppers points, ranked 15th among all players, ninth among NL pitchers.

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