The sweet-swinging first baseman went 14-for-26 (.538) over the past seven days while posting an incredible 1.470 OPS to help Kansas City go 4-3 during the week. Hosmer added two home runs and had multi-RBI games twice.
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Hosmer finished the week recording hits in his final eight at-bats and reaching base in nine consecutive plate appearances over three games against the Twins. For the season, he's hitting .328/.393/.517 to go along with 24 home runs and 85 RBIs.
The AL Player of the Week Award is the first of Hosmer's career, and the first for a Royals player since Kendrys Morales won last September.
Joe Trezza is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @joetrezz. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.