From the week of August 16-22, Werth led the majors in home runs (5) and total bases (29). He batted .440 (11-for-25), scored seven runs and drove in nine. He slugged 1.160 and his on-base percentage was .481.
Werth is batting .269 with 29 home runs and 79 RBI this season. His OPS is .897.
In the American League, Michael Young was granted with Player of the Week honors.
Young batted an even .500 (15-for-30) with one home run and stolen base for the Texas Rangers. He slugged .733 and has an 11 game hitting streak.
Call of the Day: The right fielder makes a nice catch.
"Swing and a drive to right field. Johnson
got a long ways to run. Makes the running catch nicely. Rifels to
first base! Double Play! Great play by Johnson."