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April 28, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Kyle Seagers named American League co-player of the week

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Kyle Seager’s hot week earned him some weekly award. Seager and White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu shared the American League player of the week honors.

From M’s baseball information … 

Seager hit .409 (9×22) with 8 runs, 5 home runs, 11 RBI with a 1.549 OPS in 6 games. He recorded four straight multi-hit efforts and hit a home run in three games including two-multi home run games (April 23 vs. Houston & 27 vs. Texas). Over his last 13 games he is hitting .304 (14×46) with 9 runs, 1 double, 5 home runs, 12 RBI and a 1.012 OPS.

On Wednesday, he accounted for all five Mariners runs in a 5-3 win including a two-run home run in the seventh inning and a walk-off three-run shot in the 9th inning that gave him a career-high 5 RBI. Seager homered on Saturday against Texas before hitting two more on Sunday against the Rangers including the go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth inning on Sunday.

During the week, he was tied for the American League lead with five home runs and ranked third with 11 RBI while leading the Majors with a 1.091 slugging percentage and a 1.549 OPS.

This is Kyle’s first career weekly honor, and it is the first Player of the Week honor for the Mariners since Brad Miller earned the honor on July 22, 2013.

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