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James Paxton named co-American League Player of the Week

Seattle Mariners left-handed pitcher James Paxton has been named co-American League Player of the Week for July 24-30. After earning AL Player of the Week for April 10-16 earlier this season, Paxton has collected 2 such honors in his career.

Paxton is the first pitcher in club history to earn 2 AL Player of the Week honors in a single season. He is the first Mariner to do so since Kyle Seager was named AL Player of the Week twice in 2014 (April 27 and June 29).

Seattle Mariners left-handed pitcher James Paxton has been named co-American League Player of the Week for July 24-30. After earning AL Player of the Week for April 10-16 earlier this season, Paxton has collected 2 such honors in his career.

Paxton is the first pitcher in club history to earn 2 AL Player of the Week honors in a single season. He is the first Mariner to do so since Kyle Seager was named AL Player of the Week twice in 2014 (April 27 and June 29).

Paxton shares this week's honors with Texas Rangers 3rd baseman Adrian Beltre, who tallied his 3,000th career hit on July 30.

Paxton went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER, 13.0 IP) with 18 strikeouts and 0 walks in 2 starts vs. Boston (July 24) and New York-NL (July 30). He allowed 10 hits in his 13.0 innings of work, striking out 12.46 batters per 9.0 innings.

Among Major League leaders during the week, he ranked T1st in wins (2) and ERA (0.00), T2nd in strikeouts (18) and T8th innings (13.0). Among pitchers with at least 10.0 innings pitched, his 0 walks were tied for the fewest while his 10 hits allowed were tied for 8th-fewest.

Overall this season, Paxton is 11-3 with a 2.68 ERA (32 ER, 107.1 IP) with 125 strikeouts and 31 walks in 18 starts (11 quality starts). He has limited opponents to a .220 (87x395) average against while posting 1.10 WHIP (31 BB, 87 H, 107.1 IP). Among AL leaders this season, he ranks 2nd in ERA (2.68), T3rd in wins (11), 4th in K/9.0 IP (10.48), 5th in WHIP (1.10) and average against (.220), 8th in K/BB ratio (4.03) and 10th in strikeouts (125).

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