Corey Seager and Austin Riley named Chevrolet Featured Players of the Week
Two-time All-Star Corey Seager of the Texas Rangers was selected on American League Player of the Week presented by Chevroletand third baseman austin riley of the Atlanta Braves was named the National League Player of the Week presented by Chevrolet. The announcements were made earlier today on MLB Network.
Seager won his second career Player of the Week award and his first in the AL, previously won in September 2019 while a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Corey is Texas’ first recipient since teammate Adolis García in April 2021. Riley also won his second career Player of the Week award, previously accomplishing the feat in May 2021, and is Atlanta’s first winner since his teammate Ozzie Albies in July of last season. .
Other notable AL performances of the week included outfielder Aaron Hicks (.421, 8 R, 7 XBH, 6 RBI) and three-time All-Star Josh Donaldson (5 R, 6 H, 3 HR, 10 RBI) from the New York Yankees; 2017 All-Star Jonathan Schoop (.414, 7 R, 12 H, 4 SB) of the Detroit Tigers; two-time All-Star Johnny Cueto (1-0, 1.29 ERA, 14.0 IP, 8 SO) of the Chicago White Sox; Boston Red Sox pitcher Kutter Crawford (1-0, .87 ERA, 14 SO, 3 BB); and outfielder Andrew Benintendi (.435, 6 R, 10 H, 6 RBI) of the Kansas City Royals.
Other standout NL performances last week included All-Star starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 15.0 IP, 14 SO) from the Miami Marlins; infielder Josh Rojas (.478, 6 R, 11 H, 5 2B) of the Arizona Diamondbacks; four-time All-Star Kris Bryant (.346, 6 R, 3 2G, 4 HR) of the Colorado Rockies; All-Star outfielder Kyle Schwarber (.318, 7 R, 5 HR, 6 RBI) of the Philadelphia Phillies; infielder Brandon Drury (.333, 5 R, 11 H, 8 RBI) of the Cincinnati Reds; and 2017 All-Star Alex Wood (1-0, 0.75 ERA, 12 SO, 1 BB) of the San Francisco Giants.
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Historic triple play initiated by Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins
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All-Star Outfielder Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins won its second career Game of the Week award and second this season, previously won in May. Late in the seventh inning of a tied game against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, Buxton sprinted to make a running catch on the warning track before throwing a pitch to teammate Gio Urshela to throw a triple game. The 8-5 triple play was the first of its kind in MLB history. Additional Game of the Week candidates included Steven Kwan’s hold against the wall in foul territory at Comerica Park; Daulton Varsho’s slip catch in the right field corner at Chase Field; Tyler Matzek’s hitch behind the back on a ground fly ball to catch Tommy Edman at first base; and Buxton’s running catch in deep left-center field at T-Mobile Park days after his award-winning play.