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Surging Schoop named AL Player of the Week

O's second baseman hit .433 with three HRs and 16 RBIs in past two series
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Jonathan Schoop, who leads the Orioles in all three Triple Crown categories with a .307 batting average, 21 home runs and 70 RBIs, took home American League Player of the Week honors on Monday.

Schoop hit .433 in Baltimore's seven games against the Rangers and Astros, crushing three homers and driving in 16 runs. His 16 RBIs in that span were six more than Adam Jones', the next closest hitter on the team.

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Jonathan Schoop, who leads the Orioles in all three Triple Crown categories with a .307 batting average, 21 home runs and 70 RBIs, took home American League Player of the Week honors on Monday.

Schoop hit .433 in Baltimore's seven games against the Rangers and Astros, crushing three homers and driving in 16 runs. His 16 RBIs in that span were six more than Adam Jones', the next closest hitter on the team.

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American League Player of the Week Award winners

Schoop's three jacks were also tied for most in the AL last week, as were his 13 hits. His .433 batting average ranked fourth in the league.

The 25-year-old Schoop, fresh off his first career All-Star Game appearance, has the third-most RBIs in the AL this season, behind only former teammate Nelson Cruz and Yankees rookie Aaron Judge. Schoop leads all Major League second basemen in homers, RBIs and extra-base hits.

"It's been fun to watch," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Sunday. "Jon's a guy that's very unassuming. I could tell you three or four stories a day about him that would make you smile."

This is the first career Player of the Week Award for Schoop, in his fifth Major League season. He's the O's first Player of the Week Award winner this year. Chris Davis was the last Baltimore player to take home the award in June 2016.

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.

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