Abreu, Machado named Players of the Week

White Sox slugger wins it for 5th time; Padres star earns first NL weekly honor

August 24th, 2020

White Sox first baseman and Padres third baseman  were named the Players of the Week presented by Chevrolet on Monday.

Abreu tied a Major League record against the Cubs over the weekend, homering in four straight at-bats. Overall, he recorded a .533 average with seven home runs, 15 RBIs and a 1.896 OPS in seven games last week, helping the White Sox go 6-1. This is the fifth time that Abreu has been named the American League Player of the Week.

Machado is also now a five-time Player of the Week Award winner, though this is his first as a National Leaguer since he joined the Padres last season. The third baseman hit .393 with three homers, three doubles, nine RBIs and a 1.290 OPS over the past week to help San Diego go a perfect 7-0.

Machado's big week included a walk-off grand slam against the Rangers on Wednesday, the third game in the Padres’ record-setting streak of four straight contests with a grand slam. Then on Sunday, Machado crushed a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to propel San Diego to a sweep over the Astros.