By Garret Heinrich

Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – Houston Astros Shortstop Carlos Correa was named the American League Player of the Week for August 8th-14th by Major League Baseball on Monday.  This was Correa’s second Player Of The Week award this season.

Correa hit safely in all seven games for the week batting .429 over that span, scoring six runs and driving in 12 on the week.  He had six extra-base hits, three doubles, and three home runs. He led the league with 12 RBI and tied for second in home runs.

The highlight of his week came in the Astros Aug. 11 doubleheader sweep of the Minnesota Twins, in which Correa combined to go 4-for-8 with a walk, four runs scored, a double, two home runs and four RBI. He homered in both games of the doubleheader, becoming the first Astros player to do so since Luis Gonzalez on Aug. 10, 1993 against the Cubs in Chicago.

The Astros have won five AL Player of the Week awards this season, Correa’s two, Tyler White, Jose Altuve and Colby Rasmus won the first three of the year.  No other team has won five Player of the Week awards this season.




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