New York, NY (Sports Network) - Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp
has won the National League Player of the Week award for the period of April
Kemp became the first NL player to win the award for back-to-back weeks to
start a season and the first player to capture the award for three straight
weeks after he also earned the honor in the final week of last season.
In six games last week, he led all hitters with a .525 batting average, four
home runs and 26 total bases.
Kemp's seven runs scored were tied for first in the National League, while his
12 hits and eight RBI tied him for second in the league as he led the Dodgers
to a MLB-best 9-1 record.
Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier, Cardinals pitcher Jake Westbrook and
Giants pitcher Barry Zito were among the other players mentioned by MLB as
having noteworthy weeks.
The Sports Network