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Springer Named American League Co-Player Of The Week

George Springer splits the honors with Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers

May 13, 2019 - 2:36 pm

Houston (SPORTSRADIO 610) - This marks the second-career American League Player of the Week award for Springer. He will split the honors with Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers, who threw a no-hitter on Tuesday. Last week, Springer hit .519 (14x27) with two doubles, five homers, 10 RBI and a 1.711 OPS (.563 OBP/1.148 SLG) in seven games, six of which were Astros victories.

Springer hit three leadoff home runs during the week, giving him a Major League-leading five leadoff homers this season. He led all American League players last week in runs scored (10), hits, home runs, batting average and OPS, while ranking second in RBI, OBP and slugging. On the season, Springer has hit .321 (51x159) with nine doubles, 15 home runs with 37 RBI.