{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Gonzalez, Bautista win AL weekly award

Gonzalez, Bautista win AL weekly award

|
Blue Jays star and All-Star Game leading vote-getter Jose Bautista is sharing his most recent American League Player of the Week Award with standout southpaw Gio Gonzalez from Oakland.

Bautista and Gonzalez were named the league's top players for the period ending July 3, Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday. It's the first weekly award for Gonzalez, and a fourth for Bautista.

Gonzalez went 2-0 with an 0.60 ERA and a Major League-best 16 strikeouts in a pair of starts. He held the Marlins to one hit and whiffed nine in a 1-0 victory. Then on Sunday, Gonzalez went seven innings and gave up one run with seven strikeouts in a 7-2 win over the D-backs.

Gonzalez, 25, is 8-5 on the season with a 2.31 ERA. He took home his first All-Star selection this year, while Bautista, 30, earned his second with an all-time record-setting vote total of more than seven million.

Buatista hit .391 (9-for-23) with three doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs in seven games during the week, and is pacing the Majors in home runs with 27. He's second in the AL with a .329 average.

Evan Drellich is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @EvanDrellich. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español