New York, NY (Sports Network) - Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis,
the major league's current home run leader this season, has been named the
American League's Player of the Week for games played from May 27-June 2.
Davis took home the award for the second time this season after batting an
MLB-best .481 (13-for-27) with four homers, six RBI and a .963 slugging
percentage in helping the Orioles to a 5-2 record. The left-handed power
hitter topped the AL in slugging and total bases (26), while his four homers
tied Seattle's Jason Bay for the most in the league.
In addition to leading the majors with 20 homers, Davis' .357 average and 52
RBI trail only 2012 Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera for the most in the AL.
Davis also earned AL Player of the Week honors for the week of April 7 and
capped an outstanding April by being selected as the league's Player of the
Month as well.
Others considered for this week's award were fellow Oriole Jim Johnson, Texas'
Adrian Beltre, Minnesota's Ryan Doumit and Brian Dozier, Toronto's Edwin
Encarnacion and Colby Rasmus, Oakland pitchers Bartolo Colon and Jarrod Parker
and Seattle's Aaron Harang.
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