Athletics

Athletics

The end of last week was pretty good for Sean Manaea and the new week got off to a decent start for the A's left-hander.

Two days after no-hitting the MLB-best Red Sox, Manaea was named American League co-Player of the Week along with Orioles third baseman Manny Machado.

It's the first Player of the Week honor for the 26-year-old Manaea.

Manaea threw the seventh no-hitter in Oakland A's franchise history and the first since Dallas Braden in 2010. Manaea struck out 10 and walked two batters in the effort. His defense committed one error along the way.

Manaea is having a stellar start to the 2018 season. In 36.2 innings pitched, he allowed just 16 hits, five earned runs (1.23 ERA) and struck out 30 batters.

What exactly did Machado do last week to keep Manaea from winning the award outright? He went 11 for 22 with two doubles, five home runs, seven runs scored and eight RBI.