Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Brown takes home top weekly honors in National League

New York, NY -- Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown has been selected as the National League's Player of the Week for the period ending May 26.

Brown, who won his first career weekly award, hit .348 (8-for-23) with two homers, two doubles, a triple seven RBI and four runs scored.He also racked up a league-best .783 slugging percentage and ranked second in the NL with 18 total bases.

The 25-year-old Brown leads Philadelphia with 10 homers and 29 RBI, including a streak of five consecutive games with at least one run driven in, tying a season high along with Ryan Howard (April 24-28).

He is the first Phillies player selected since Cole Hamels won the weekly honor from August 13-19 last season, and the first position player since outfielder Raul Ibanez won it from July 4-10, 2011.

Others considered for the award were San Diego's Everth Cabrera, Atlanta's Evan Gattis, Arizona's Patrick Corbin and Cincinnati's Joey Votto.

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