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Slugging Frazier wins NL weekly honors

Reds third baseman hit four homers and led MLB hitters with .500 average

Reds third baseman Todd Frazier took home his first National League Player of the Week Award on Monday. 

Frazier led all Major League hitters last week by hitting .500 (11-for-22) while leading the NL with a 1.227 slugging percentage and 27 total bases over six games.

Frazier's four home runs were tied with Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and Mets first baseman Lucas Duda for the most in the NL. He also ranked among the league leaders in doubles (four, tied for first), on-base percentage (.560, second), hits (11, tied for second) and RBIs (seven, tied for third).

With Frazier leading the way, the Reds pulled off a three-game sweep of the Nationals over the weekend. He went a combined 8-for-12 with two homers and three RBIs in that series, capped off by a three-hit, two-RBI performance in Sunday's 8-2 win at Great American Ball Park.

Frazier ended the week on a four-game hitting streak, all of them multihit outings, as he became the first Cincinnati player to win a weekly award this season.

The 2014 All-Star currently ranks second in the NL behind Washington's Bryce Harper with 16 homers, and Frazier's .624 slugging percentage ranks third behind Harper and D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.

Adam Berry is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry.
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