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Middlebrooks, Napoli are AL Players of the Week

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 9, 2013 04:58 PM

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Red Sox infielders Will Middlebrooks and Mike Napoli were named Co-Players of the Week in the American League.

Middlebrooks was 13 of 28 with a double, four home runs, nine RBIs, and eight runs in seven games. He led all major league hitters with 26 total bases.

Middlebrooks, who turned 25 Monday, has hit .368 with a 1.055 OPS in 26 games since being recalled from Triple A Pawtucket Aug. 10. His batting average has climbed from .192 to .245.

Napoli was 10 for 21 with four doubles, four home runs, and nine RBIs. His 1.143 slugging percentage led the majors.

This marks the second time this season Red Sox teammates were Co-Players of the Week. Napoli and righthander Andrew Bailey shared the award for the week ending April 21.

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