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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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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NLCS Preview: Wild card Nationals seem to hold the cards against Cardinals

Though the Washington Nationals are the Wild Card team, they seem to hold most of the advantages over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series.

The Nationals have more wins and rank higher in Box-Toppers team rankings than the NL Central champion Cardinals. Still, the Cardinals have a Box-Toppers point advantage in starting batting lineups, as the teams begin the best-of-seven games series Friday in St. Louis.

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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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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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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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Mets’ deGrom tops players for Monday, Sept. 9; Bieber, Greinke rise in top 10 rankings

Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Monday, Indians pitcher Shane Bieber rises to fourth in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors. Plus, Astros pitcher Zack Greinke rises to 10th in season player rankings and rises to fourth place in Box-Toppers “all-time” career points rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors.

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Astros’ Gerrit Cole tops players for Sunday, Sept. 8, regaining season player rankings lead

Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and regains the lead in season player rankings, one day after losing the lead.

Also Sunday, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer rises to seventh place in Box-Toppers season player rankings and Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger rises to eighth after both earned Player of the Game honors.

In addition Sunday, Gleyber Torres of the Yankees rises to lead American League batters in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning AL Batter of the Day honors.

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White Sox’ Giolito tops players for Wednesday, Aug. 21; top 10 players Corbin, Castillo earn points

White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Wednesday, two players in Box-Toppers season player rankings top 10 earned Player of the Game honors—Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin and Reds pitcher Luis Castillo. It’s the first time in more than a week that any player in the top 10 has earned Box-Toppers points.

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