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Yasiel Puig Named National League Player of the Week

Yasiel Puig Named National League Player of the Week

Puig your player of the week.

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending on September 16. The announcement was made on Monday morning on MLB Network.

The award comes on the heels of a career week for Puig after he hit .429 with seven runs scored, a double and five home runs (in a 48-hour span) to go with nine RBI, three walks and a stolen base over seven games.

Most of Puig's stats came within a two-game span over the weekend in St. Louis. On Friday night, Puig hit a pair of solo home runs in a 3-0 victory over the Cardinals.

Less than 24 hours later, during a Saturday day game, Puig hit a career-high three home runs, driving in a career-high seven runs in a 17-4 blowout of the Redbirds.

Puig joined Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter as the only two players in the Majors this season to have three homers and seven RBI in a game.

Puig last won the award on May 18, 2014, and as the winner of the award this past week, will receive a watch courtesy of Rockwell.

The Dodgers are currently tied for the second wild card spot in the National League with St. Louis and 0.5 games behind the Colorado Rockies for first place in the NL West. 

The Boys in Blue open a three-game series with the first place Rockies at Dodger Stadium on Monday night.

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