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Ray K's 18, wins NL Player of the Week Award

D-backs lefty allows two earned runs over 12 innings in two victories
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PHOENIX -- Robbie Ray's two dominant starts last week earned the D-backs left-hander National League Player of the Week honors on Monday.

Ray was 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA with a Major League-leading 18 strikeouts in wins over the Mets and Padres.

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PHOENIX -- Robbie Ray's two dominant starts last week earned the D-backs left-hander National League Player of the Week honors on Monday.

Ray was 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA with a Major League-leading 18 strikeouts in wins over the Mets and Padres.

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"To be even considered for it is a great honor. I'm thankful for it," Ray said of becoming the second D-backs player, along with third baseman Jake Lamb, to earn the award this season. "It's a boost of confidence, and I'll continue to build off the success I've had and just stay focused coming down the stretch."

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Ray threw five innings of one-run ball against New York on Monday, striking out five. Ray followed that outing with a career-high 13 strikeouts against San Diego, allowing one hit over seven innings. The 13 punchouts were the most in a game by an Arizona pitcher this season.

D-backs outfielder Yasmany Tomas also was considered for the award after batting .259 with four home runs and nine RBIs.

Jake Rill is a reporter for MLB.com based in Phoenix.

 

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