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Betts named AL Player of the Week

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Betts named AL Player of the Week

Mookie Betts may want to run into walls more often.

Since the Red Sox outfielder crashed into Fenway's center-field wall back on June 12, he's been on a hot streak.

After sitting out the following two games, Betts returned to the lineup and has at least two hits in six out of his seven games while riding a nine-game hit streak..

His performances over the last week earned him AL Player of the Week honors, Major League Baseball announced on Monday.

In the last week, Betts batted .581 with two home runs, two triples, three doubles, seven RBI and eight runs. He not only led the AL in batting average and hits last week, but also on-base percentage (.594) and total bases (31). He also led the way in slugging percentage with a cool 1.000.

Twice over the last week, Betts has finished one hit shy of the cycle. He needed a home run last Tuesday and a single on Sunday.

Perhaps most important of all, the Sox are 4-3 since he's returned.

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