Ramirez earns AL Player of Week honors

September 5th, 2017

's torrent of power, especially his big day on Sunday, isn't only propelling the Indians' MLB-best 12-game win streak. It has now resulted in the third baseman earning American League Player of the Week honors.
Ramirez went 14-for-26 with 11 extra-base hits in the week ending on Sunday, good for a 1.308 slugging percentage.
Nearly half of those extra-base hits came on Sunday, when Ramirez went 5-for-5 with three doubles and two homers. That performance tied a Major League record with five extra-base hits in a single game. He was the first switch-hitter to earn a share of the record.
The honor is the second of the season and of Ramirez's career, having previously won it for the week of June 12-18.
Ramirez is hitting .310/.363/.558 with an Major League-leading 47 doubles this season. He also ranks in the top 5 of the AL in batting average, runs (90), triples (six), total bases (288), slugging percentage (.558) and OPS (.921).