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Brown nets first NL Player of Week honor

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Left fielder Domonic Brown showcased his offensive potential for the Phillies over their past two series, earning him National League Player of the Week honors on Tuesday for the week of May 20-26.

Brown, 25, batted .348 (8-for-23) with two doubles, one triple, two home runs, seven RBIs and four runs scored in six games, good enough to claim his first Player of the Week Award and the first for a Phillies position player since Raul Ibanez on July 10, 2011. Brown led the NL with a .783 slugging percentage on the week, tied for first in RBIs and ranked second with 18 total bases.

Brown put together a five-game RBI streak from May 20-25, tied for the Phillies' season high with Ryan Howard's streak from April 24-28. His prolific week at the plate gave him the team lead in homers (10) and RBIs (29) and put him second in runs scored (20) and hits (46).

Brown had a two-hit night, a homer and a stolen base Monday against the Marlins in Miami, then followed it up with a double and two RBIs in Philadelphia's 7-3 win on Tuesday. He went on to lace an RBI triple, his first of the season, in Wednesday's series finale, a 3-0 win for the Phillies.

The Florida native's biggest game, however, came in the middle of the Phillies' series with the Nationals on Saturday, when Brown doubled, homered and drove in two runs to lead Philadelphia to a 5-3 win at Nationals Park.

Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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