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Yasiel Puig named NL player of the week

Puig hit .429 with five homers

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

For the third time in his career, Yasiel Puig has been named NL player of the week. This is his first time winning the award since 2014.

This should come as no surprise, as Puig was the hottest hitter in baseball this past weekend.

For the week, Puig hit .429, the highest in the national league among players with at least 21 at-bats. Most notably, Puig hit five home runs in a span of 24 hours, with two coming on Friday and three coming on Saturday.

He was also first in RBI (10) and second in runs (7).

It’s overall been an amazing September for Puig. For the month, he’s hitting .367/.457/1.000.