Mariners Nelson Cruz Named A.L. Player of the Week

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(ISN) – SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners designated hitter/outfielder Nelson Cruz has been named the American League Player of the Week for April 13-19. It is the first Player of the Week honor of the season for Cruz, and the fourth of his career.

Cruz hit .500 (12×24) with 7 runs, 6 home runs, 10 RBI and a 1.806 OPS in 6 games vs. the Dodgers and Rangers. He recorded a hit in each of the 6 games and reached base via hit or walk 15 times during that span.

In six games last week, Cruz paced the Majors with 6 home runs, 10 RBI, a 1.250 slugging percentage and a 1.806 OPS and 30 total bases. The right-handed-hitting slugger also was T2nd in the Majors with 7 runs, and T3rd in the Majors with 12 hits, while his .500 batting average was the 3rd highest among qualifying A.L. hitters. He also ranked third in on-base percentage (.556) and collected hits in every game last week including four multi-hit games.

This is Cruz’s fourth career Player of the Week honor, having won the award twice last year with Baltimore (June 2 & Sept. 8, 2014) and once with Texas (May 24, 2010).

On the season, he is hitting .354 (17×48) with 9 runs, 8 home runs, 14 RBI, a .404 on-base percentage, an .854 slugging percentage and a 1.258 OPS in 12 games. He also carries an active 8-game hitting streak that has included all 8 of his home runs this season.

Nelson Cruz – Game-by-Game (April 13-19)
  Date Opponent AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI HBP BB SO SB CS GIDP E PLOB AVG OBP SLG
  04/13/2015 @LAD L 6-5 4 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 2.000
  04/14/2015 @LAD L 6-5 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .429 .556 1.714
  04/15/2015 @LAD L 5-2 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .615 1.700
  04/17/2015 Tex L 3-1 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .571 .647 1.429
  04/18/2015 Tex W 3-1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 .500 .571 1.167
  04/19/2015 Tex W 11-10 6 2 3 0 0 2 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 6 .500 .556 1.250
    AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI HBP BB SO SB CS GIDP E PLOB AVG OBP SLG
  Totals 24 7 12 0 0 6 10 0 3 6 0 0 0 1 10 .500 .556 1.250
    Team Rec G PA SH SF IBB GB FB GB% GA RBI GW RBI BABIP  OPS
  Totals 2-4 6 27 0 0 0 5 11 27.8 2 1 .500 1.806
                                           

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