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’ 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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ALCS Preview: Rocketing Astros face the rising, resilient, rehabilitating Yankees

Do the New York Yankees even stand a chance facing the rocketing Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series?

Astros players accumulated by far the most Box-Toppers points of any team (158.1). The Yankees had 123.4 points, ranked fifth overall. The Astros top three pitchers are among Box-Toppers’ top-10 ranked players in 2019. Meanwhile, the Yankees top player, James Paxton (14.1 Box-Toppers points), ranks 19th overall.

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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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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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Box-Toppers’ AL Division Series previews: Rays vs. Astros, Twins vs. Yankees

Both American League Division Series begin Friday.

The AL Wild Card champion Tampa Bay Rays face the AL West champion Houston Astros in one best-of-five game series and the AL Central champion Minnesota Twins take on the New York Yankees, champions of the AL East, in the other series.

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Box-Toppers picks Astros’ Gerrit Cole for AL Cy Young & MVP: A look at our postseason awards ballot

Box-Toppers is casting a vote for the American League Cy Young Award to Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole.

We are also casting our vote for AL Most Valuable Player to … Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole.

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Cubs’ Hamels tops players for Saturday, Sept. 28; Astros’ Verlander maintains 2nd place in player rankings

Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Saturday, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander maintains his second-place spot in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors. He also now has the 12th-highest single-season Box-Toppers point total (27.5) since 1995, when player tracking began.

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Marlins’ Yamamoto tops players for Thursday, Sept. 26; Nationals’ Strasburg increases lead among NL pitchers

Marlins pitcher Jordan Yamamoto is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Thursday, Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg increases his lead among National League pitchers in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors. Plus, Brewers pitcher Josh Hader rises to eighth place in player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.

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Astros’ Greinke tops players for Wednesday, Sept. 25; Greinke, deGrom, Morton rise in top 10 rankings

Astros pitcher Zack Greinke is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day, rising to seventh place in season player rankings.

Also Wednesday, Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom rises to fourth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning National League Player of the Day honors. Plus, Rays pitcher Charlie Morton maintains his fifth-place spot in season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.

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Yankees’ Severino tops players for Sunday, Sept 22; Astros’ Cole clinches Box-Toppers Player of the Year honors

Yankees pitcher Luis Severino is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

In addition, Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole wraps up Box-Toppers Player of the Year honors after the only other player in contention for the season Box-Toppers points lead—teammate Justin Verlander—did not earn Player of the Game honors Sunday. With only one start remaining for Verlander and only 2.0 Box-Toppers points possible, Cole’s 2.7-point lead is now all but insurmountable.

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Yankees’ James Paxton tops players for Saturday, Sept. 21; Nationals’ Strasburg extends lead among NL pitchers

Yankees pitcher James Paxton is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Saturday, Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg extended his lead among National League pitchers in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors. Strasburg maintains his third-place overall rank.

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