Monday, August 29, 2011
Gonzalez named AL Player of the Week
Adrian Gonzalez was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday for his performance over the last seven days, during which he hit .393 (11-for-28) with a double, five home runs, nine RBIs and eight runs scored.
For Gonzalez, the week represented the end to a power drought that has stretched from June 26 to Aug. 22. During that span, Gonzalez had just two homers and a .415 slugging percentage. His slugging percentage over the last week was .964.
He is fourth Red Sox player to win the weekly award this season, joining teammates Carl Crawford, David Ortiz and Jacoby Ellsbury.