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Carlos Ruiz named NL Player of the Week

After a sensational week of games out west, the National League has honored Carlos Ruiz with the title of player of the week.

Carlos Ruiz Carlos Ruiz got off to a slow start but has improved to a .296 batting average.
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After a sensational week of games out west, the National League has honored Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz with the title of Player of the Week for his efforts.

In six games, he batted an even .500 (11-for-22) and had a .593 on-base percentage.

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He had the most RBI in the NL during the same span, and his 20 total bases tied him for the top spot.

More important than his impressive numbers is how he accumulated them. In Saturday's 6-5 comeback win over the Diamondbacks, Ruiz went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

During the Phillies' series in Los Angeles with the Dodgers, Ruiz was red hot collecting hits in seven of 14 at bats. In the L.A. series, he had four doubles, a triple and a homer as well as six RBI. His six extra base hits during one series is the most by a Philadelphia player since Jayson Werth had six in 2008.

He hit his first triple since 2010 last week, and earned his first ever weekly award.

Also in the mix for this week's award was Ben Revere, who batted .429 with four stolen bases.

 
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