Players of the Week: April 13-19

For the American League, Ian Kinsler and Zach Greinke shared Co-Players of the Week. In the National League, Andre Ethier earned the award.

Last week, Kinsler hit .556 with 2 HR, 4 doubles, a triple, 9 runs, and 6 RBI. His on base percentage was .500 and his slugging percentage was .864, a 1.364 OPS. Not only did he lead the majors in average, but also led in hits, 15, extra base hits, 7, and runs scored.

Kinsler had a career night on April 15, Jackie Robinson day, when he went 6-6 and hit for the cycle, two rare feats in one game. He became the first player in the modern era to hit for the cycle and get six hits.

In two starts last week, Greinke pitched 14 scoreless innings, going 2-0, including one complete game shutout. He currently leads the American league with 26 strikeouts.

Ethier, of the Dodgers batted .391 with 12 RBI, 4 HR and scored 8 runs. He slugged 1.000.

Ethier's teammates Matt Kemp and Chad Billingsley and Orlando Hudson were runners up for the award.


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