Scherzer struck out 10-plus batters in both of his starts last week, tallying 24 K's in total and walking none over 16 innings. That included a 14-strikeout gem against the Tigers, one of his former teams, on Sunday, when he was named to the All-Star team for the seventh straight season. The 34-year-old finished the week with a 1.13 ERA and a 0.56 WHIP.
This is the fifth time overall and the fourth time in the NL that Scherzer has been named Player of the Week. He's the first Nationals player to win it since Bryce Harper last September.
LeMahieu, meanwhile, is a first-time winner. The 30-year-old shined on an international stage as the Yankees swept the historic London Series against the Red Sox this past weekend, going 7-for-12 with three doubles and seven RBIs in the two-game set.
The veteran infielder tallied multiple knocks in all five games the Yankees played last week, slashing .625/.654/1.083 with two homers, a triple, three doubles and 10 RBIs in that span. He has hit safely in 14 straight games dating back to June 14.
LeMahieu, who will represent New York as the AL's starting second baseman at the 2019 MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland, is the second Yankee to earn the AL Player of the Week Award this season, joining first baseman Luke Voit.