LOS ANGELES -- Adrian Gonzalez continued his busy award-winning week, taking home the National League Silver Slugger Award as the top-hitting first baseman in the senior circuit, as voted by major league coaches and managers.
It is the second career Silver Slugger Award for Gonzalez, who took home American League honors at first base at 2011 with the Red Sox. Gonzalez also won a Gold Glove Award on Tuesday for his defensive work.
Gonzalez hit .276/.335/.482, a 130 OPS+, with 27 home runs, 41 doubles and a major-league-leading 116 runs batted in for the Dodgers.
He beat out, among others, Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs, who hit .286/.386/.527, a 151 OPS+ with 32 home runs; and Freddie Freeman of the Braves, who hit .283/.369/.448, a 138 OPS+ with 18 home runs. But RBI is still king, it seems, as both Rizzo and Freeman drove in 78 runs, 38 fewer than Gonzalez.
"I'm excited to win the Silver Slugger Award, especially with so many deserving first basemen in the National League this year," Gonzalez said in a statement released by the team. "I'm grateful for the consideration and votes for this prestigious honor."
Gonzalez is just the third Dodgers first baseman to win a Silver Slugger Award - which has been awarded annually since 1980 - joining Eric Karros (1995) and Eddie Murray (1990).
Gonzalez joins Dusty Baker (1981), Russell Martin (2007), and Matt Kemp (2009, 2011) as the only Dodgers to win Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards in the same season.