Yasiel Puig wins co-NL Player of the Week

Christian Petersen

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was named co-National League Player of the Week on Monday, sharing honors with Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock.

It is the second Player of the Week award for Puig, who also won for June 3-9, 2013, his very first week in the majors. That was also the last time a Dodgers player won the award.

Puig hit .348/.464/.870 with three home runs, five runs scores and an NL-best 10 RBI in six games against the Marlins and Diamondbacks. Puig was second in slugging percentage to Pollock (.909) and third in wOBA (.551) to Pollock (.611) and the Padres outfielder Seth Smith (.565).

Pollock was a double shy of the cycle on Saturday and was 8-for-12 during the weekend series against the Dodgers.

On Saturday, Puig set a Dodgers record with his eighth straight game with both an extra-base hit and an RBI, the first person in baseball to have that long a streak since Rays third baseman Evan Longoria in 2009. Puig also had a career-best 16-game hitting streak that was snapped on Sunday.

On the season, Puig leads the Dodgers in batting average (.322), on-base percentage (.411), slugging percentage (.586), OPS (.997), total bases (89) and runs batted in (35). He is second in hits (49), walks (19), home runs (nine) and triples (two).

Puig with his two awards is one of four current Dodgers to win Player of the Week awards with the team, joining Clayton Kershaw (three times, last in 2013), Matt Kemp (four times, last in 2012) and Andre Ethier (four times, last in 2009). Other Dodgers to win Player of the Week honors with other teams are Adrian Gonzalez (seven times, last in 2012), Carl Crawford (four times, last in 2011), Hanley Ramirez (twice, last in 2009), and Josh Beckett (once, in 2009).

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