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.