By Eduardo A. Encina
The Baltimore Sun
2:53 PM EDT, June 3, 2013
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis' eye-popping offensive numbers continue to gain him national recognition through the first two months of the season.
Davis won his second American League Player of the Week award Monday for the week ending Sunday. He also won the same award for the opening week of the regular season.
In seven games last week, Davis led the major leagues with a .481 batting average (13-for-27) and led the AL in hits (13), total bases (26), slugging percentage (.963) and runs scored (10). His four homers last week tied Seattle’s Jason Bay for most in the AL, and his .500 on-base percentage ranked second.
This is Davis’ third career weekly award. He also won in the final week of the regular season last year.
Davis received the award over Orioles teammate Jim Johnson, Texas’ Adrian Beltre, Minnesota’s Ryan Doumit, Minnesota’s Brian Dozier, Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto’s Colby Rasmus, Oakland’s Bartolo Colon, Oakland’s Jarrod Parker and Seattle’s Aaron Harang.
Davis also received the AL Player of the Month award for the month of April. He was a contender to win back-to-back AL Player of the Month awards after after hitting .364/.442/768 with 10 homers, 22 RBI, 10 doubles and 22 runs in May, but Detroit's Miguel Cabrera won that award after hitting .379 with 9 doubles, 12 homers, 33 RBI this past month.
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