He earned his most recent award by leading the AL in batting average, on-base percentage, hits and total bases last week, while finishing second in slugging percentage and RBIs.
Encarnacion started his week with a three-hit effort against the Dodgers. He matched that three-hit output later in the week, collecting two home runs, a double and five RBIs in keying a 12-6 victory over the Astros on Friday. He followed it up one day later by matching a career high with four hits on Saturday.
With his impressive week at the plate, Encarnacion enters play this week hitting .278 with 28 home runs and 82 RBIs on the season.
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