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Tigers' duo earn AL Co-Players of the Week

Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and Cameron Maybin have been named American League Co-Players of the Week after leading the Tigers to a 5-1 record last week.

Maybin, who made his season debut May 16 after recovering from left wrist and right shoulder injuries, hit .600 with one home run, five RBIs and four stolen bases in his first six games during his second stint with the Tigers.

Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and Cameron Maybin have been named American League Co-Players of the Week after leading the Tigers to a 5-1 record last week.

Maybin, who made his season debut May 16 after recovering from left wrist and right shoulder injuries, hit .600 with one home run, five RBIs and four stolen bases in his first six games during his second stint with the Tigers.

Maybin began his career with the Tigers as a 20-year-old prospect in 2007, but was one of several players traded to the Marlins for Cabrera. Now 29 years old and in his 10th Major League season, he's added a spark to a Detroit club looking to climb out of fourth place in the AL Central.

"I think it's a little different now playing with him than when I did, gosh, nine years ago," right-hander Justin Verlander said. "He's established himself a bit more. I think he feels more comfortable around the clubhouse. He feels more comfortable expressing his opinions, going up to whoever and saying, 'Let's go.' I think he's added a great spark to this team."

Cabrera, who garnered his 14th weekly award, continues to be one of the game's most dominant hitters. He hit .500 with three homers and six RBIs last week.

Video: DET@ATL: Cabrera drives his second homer of the game

He was 3-for-3 with a homer on Sunday before exiting the series finale against the Rays with a bruise on his left knee and is listed as day-to-day heading into Monday's series opener against the Phillies.

"He got hit right on a nerve, and it sent a little pain from his knee down his leg," manager Brad Ausmus said after the game.

Detroit Tigers, Miguel Cabrera, Cameron Maybin