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Gonzalez, Machado share AL Player of Week honors

Gonzalez, Machado share AL Player of Week honors

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Gonzalez, Machado share AL Player of Week honors
At the start of last week, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado hadn't even played in a Major League game. By the end of it, however, he had not only made his debut, but Machado had made a big enough splash in his first four games to earn American League Co-Player of the Week honors, alongside Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

Machado made his big league debut last Thursday, notching two hits, including a triple. One night later, Machado recorded his first and second career home runs and four RBIs, in a 7-1 victory over the Royals.

Overall, the 20-year-old corner infielder went 6-for-16 (.375) with three homers and seven RBIs, in just four games last week.

While the honor was a first for Machado, it was the second this season -- and seventh overall -- for Gonzalez. The Red Sox slugger hit .393 (11-for-28) with two home runs and a Major League-leading 14 RBIs.

Gonzalez also led the Majors with seven doubles last week, three of which came in last Wednesday's game against the Rangers, tying a career high for Gonzalez. Along with the three doubles, Gonzalez also scored three runs and drove in three in the 10-9 loss.

Gonzalez is hitting .309 with 13 home runs and 80 RBIs entering play Monday.

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.

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