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Cruz wins A.L. Player of the Week honors

Boomstick did Boomstick-type things!

Minnesota Twins v Chicago White Sox
“Hello, I hit homers.”
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I guess Major League Baseball is really trying to get things going this season. Player of the Week honors were awarded for all .... three games that were played this past calendar week by each club. On the flip side, a Minnesota Twins player was a recipient, so maybe I should shut up and move on.

Designated hitter Nelson Cruz was the American League Player of the Week today. This his seventh such honor in his career and he is the 23rd player to do such a thing since 1974. His results at the plate against the Chicago White Sox this weekend yielded a .538/.571/1.385 (1.956) triple slash with three homers and ten RBI. His OPS+ is at 434. Small sample sizes are fun, right?

He had an unprecedented day at the plate yesterday, going 4-for-5 with two bombas and seven RBI. He made the record books as being the fourth-oldest player to tally seven RBI in a game. If you didn’t hear, Boomstick is 40 years old! His performance helped the Twins win the rubber match against the rival White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Congratulations to Boomstick for winning Player of the Week honors!