{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Pujols wins first AL Player of the Week honors

Pujols wins first AL Player of the Week honors

|
Pujols wins first AL Player of the Week honors
Albert Pujols has a long list of career accolades, but he had yet to add an American League Player of the Week Award since joining the Angels this past offseason. That changed on Monday, when Pujols notched his first AL weekly honors and his 12th career weekly award overall.

The Angels slugger hit .424 (14-for-33) last week and led all Major Leaguers with six home runs, 13 RBIs and 37 total bases.

Pujols also recorded back-to-back multihomer games last Tuesday and Wednesday against the division-rival Rangers. He was on a tear for that entire series against Texas, going 9-for-19 with four homers, 10 RBIs and seven runs scored in the four-game set.

Pujols recorded at least one hit in each of the club's seven contests to carry a seven-game hitting streak into Monday night's game against the Athletics.

Pujols' impressive performances at the plate last week raised his season average to .289, to go along with 24 home runs and 76 RBIs.

Paul Casella is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @paul_casella. 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