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Crawford named Player of the Week

Crawford named Player of the Week

ST. PETERSBURG -- Carl Crawford has been named the American League Player of the Week presented by Bank of America for the period ending Sunday. The Houston native also posted an .810 slugging percentage and a .571 on-base percentage behind his seven free passes, which tied for third in the Majors last week. In an Interleague matchup against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on Tuesday, the three-time AL All-Star scored three times, laced an RBI triple and stole a base en route to a 10-4 victory.

On Saturday, Crawford collected four hits for the fifth time this season, marking the 25th time that he has hit safely four or more times in a game in his career. The 28-year-old collected a triple in that contest, which was his AL-leading sixth of the season and the 98th of his career, moving past Johnny Damon (97) as the leader among active players. The left-handed hitter entered Monday batting .307 on the season, with 16 doubles, seven home runs, 56 runs scored and 24 stolen bases, which rank third in the AL.

This marks Crawford's third career weekly award.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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