Santana, Upton share AL Player of the Week

September 26th, 2016

Cleveland Indians designated hitter and Detroit Tigers outfielder have earned American League co-Player of the Week honors.

It is the first time each player has won the award this season.

Past winners

Santana guided the Indians to a 4-2 record over the past seven days, racking up three multihit games. Santana hit .458 (11-for-24) with six RBIs and six extra-base hits, including two home runs. His three-run blast in the sixth inning on Thursday was ultimately a game-winner, as the Indians bested the Royals, 5-2.

Santana's play helped Cleveland inch closer to clinching the AL Central. The Indians hold a seven-game lead over the Tigers entering Monday.

Upton recorded a hit in each of the Tigers' six games during the week, clubbing three home runs. He hit .400 (10-for-25) with three multihit games, helping Detroit go 4-2.

Upton's performance helped the Tigers gain a game on the second Wild Card spot, with Detroit now 1 1/2 games behind the Baltimore Orioles.