Rizzo earns Player of the Week honors

July, 21, 2014
7/21/14
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Rogers By Jesse Rogers
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo followed up his first All-Star appearance by being named National League Player of the Week.

Rizzo
Despite the Cubs getting swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks, Rizzo hit three home runs while going 5-for-11 with 14 total bases. He is tied for the National League lead in homers with 23 going into games on Monday. That also ties his career high for a season set last year.

This is Rizzo’s first career Player of the Week award and the first for a Cubs hitter since Starlin Castro earned it in August 2011.

Overall, Rizzo is batting .281 with 23 home runs and 53 RBIs this season.

In recognition of the award, Rizzo will be given a watch courtesy of Game Time.

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter
Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Starlin Castro
BA HR RBI R
.292 14 65 58
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Rizzo 32
RBIA. Rizzo 78
RA. Rizzo 89
OPSA. Rizzo .913
WJ. Arrieta 10
ERAT. Wood 5.03
SOJ. Arrieta 167