Adrian Gonzalez has been named American League Player of the Week for the period ending August 28.
In 28 at-bats through 7 games, he hit .393 with a double, five home runs, nine RBI, and eight runs scored.
Already named A.L. Player of the Month for June, Gonzalez becomes the fourth Red Sox player this season to receive the Player of the Week award. He joins Carl Crawford, David Ortiz, and Jacoby Ellsbury. It is the fifth time in the first baseman's career that he has received the weekly honor.
Lou Merloni tells you why he’s rooting for the Indians to win the World Series and not the Cubs.
LOS ANGELES - Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one win from their first World Series trip in 71 years by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Thursday.
The Cubs grabbed a 3-2 lead in the NL Championship Series and will have two chances to wrap up that elusive pennant back home at Wrigley Field.
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