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Mike Napoli Named American League Player Of The Week

BOSTON (CBS) -  Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli had himself quite the week at the plate, and he was recognized by Major League Baseball for his efforts.

Napoli, 33, was named the American League Player Of The Week on Tuesday, coming off a week where the slugger batted .429 (9-for-21) with six runs scored, five home runs and 10 RBI over six games.

With the honor, Napoli claimed his third career AL weekly crown. He paced all Major League hitters in home runs, slugging percentage (1.190) and total bases (25). Among AL batters, he finished first in RBI, tied for first in on-base percentage (.500), tied for second in runs scored and fifth in batting average.

Since April 25th, the 10-year-veteran leads all Boston hitters with eight home runs and 19 RBI.

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