Astros OF George Springer named AL Player of the Week


HOUSTON – After batting .500 in six games, all wins, for the Houston Astros last week, outfielder George Springer has been named the American League Player of the Week.

It's the first career Player of the Week award for Springer and the first by an Astros player this season.

During the week, Springer had multiple hits in all six of the Astros games, hitting .500 (15x30) with 11 runs scored, one double, five home runs, 9 RBI and a 1.565 OPS (.531 OBP/1.033 SLG).

During the week, he led the AL in runs, hits, home runs, slugging and OPS. Springer currently has a nine-game hitting streak and has scored at least one run in eight straight contests.

While this marks the Astros first Player of the Week award this season, Houston has done well in monthly awards, taking home the April Pitcher of the Month (Dallas Keuchel), the May Pitcher of the Month (Lance McCullers Jr.) and the May Player of the Month (Carlos Correa).

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